Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass
Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass

Antique Black 1940's Army Prismatic Marching Compass

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Original Antique Black coated solid Brass British Army Officer's Marching prismatic compass in a wooden box. circa 1942 or 1943

The dial is made from mother of pearl, and has a film of radium to read the markings on the dial in the dark. When looking through the prismatic viewfinder, two readings can be observed: 0-180°, and 180-360°.

Made by CKC ( Canadian Kodak Company ) under licence from FRANCIS BARKER LTD of CLERKENWELL , LONDON
BRITISH FORCES ARROW
No: 22529 C circa 1943 MK 111

Made by TG Co Ltd LONDON
No: B198400 CIRCA 1942 MK111
BRITISH FORCES ARROW

This compass was used by an Army Officer during World War 2 ,
so please expect some wear & tear.
It's called a prismatic compass because of the right-angled prism that folds over the compass. When the eye is brought close to the prism the readings can be taken while sighting the point of observation. The prism's height can be adjusted for sharper readings of the scale on the compass card. The glass above the compass has a scale that can be adjusted with a screw on the side. The cover has a round sighting glass window with a dividing line. The prismatic compass was an indispensable instrument for officers in the British Army. It is also extremely popular for walking, trekking, explorers & other outdoor activities. These compasses are superb gifts for a special person because they are the best that money can buy. This compass is sold with a solid wood box & weighs 320 grams. It measures 6 cm in diameter & is 3.3cm thick.
Packed in a box 23 x 15 x 15 cm app weight 750 grams.

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