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Compass with Protective Cover

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Miscellaneous

A brass compass with black painted metal protective cover.

The cover is fixed by a pin at the fob ring point and simply twists to reveal the compass and double up in use as a handle. The compass is marked with the 360 degrees and an arrow for north but none of the other principal points. The side of the case has a sliding lock to fix the needle.

The case has a glass bottom so the needle can be viewed from both sides but the degrees only from one. Early to mid 20th Century.

Closed size is given.

  • Dimensions:
    H 8cm x W 5.5cm x D 1.5cm
    H 3" x W 2.15" x D ½"

  • Period: Early to mid 20th Century.
  • Medium: Brass & Steel
  • Exhibition: #7 - It's The Magic Number
  • Condition: Good
  • Reference Number: 82374