Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box
Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box

Antique British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wood Box

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Rare Antique Original British Forces circa 1928 Surveying Clinometer Compass in a Original Leather Case & Wooden Presentation Box with a custom made brass plaque with the engraved details of the compass.

Dated 1928 this early 20th century Handle Clinometer Surveying Compass was made by C BARKER of LONDON, ENGLAND.
Markings on the base :

C BARKER
224 HIGH HOLBORN
LONDON
MID ARROW
circa 1928
Serial no: C100

The blackened brass compass has a needle that pivots on a gemstone bearing above a decorative dial with a 360 degree scale, and 16 inter cardinal points.
It was mainly used by British Forces surveyors & geologists, it also incorporates a pendulous arm for measuring rise & fall of angles.

Measures 75mm in diameter, it's in full working order including the transit lock which is activated by a brass knob on the side, and comes in a original leather waist pouch for protection.( stamped with the C100 series no & MID arrow).

Considering that the compass and its leather case are 93 years old, they are in wonderful condition.

It comes in a wooden presentation box with a custom made brass plaque with the engraved details of the compass. ( see picture)

Weighs around 600 grams.

This compass would make a special gift for a special person.