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  • WWI Prismatic Compass in Leather Case

    This type of British military compass is called Verner's pattern after its designer's name, Colonel William Willoughby Cole Verner.
    It has a brass case, Mother of Pearl dial (to enhance reading in low level light), and a gemstone pivot bearing. To protect the dial when not in use it has a transit lock that is activated during lid closure. In use it can be sited on to a point in the distance and the bearing from North read off the compass dial through a prismatic lens. The underside of the brass case is engraved with the year, 1918 and the broad arrow; the British ordnance mark. The compass comes in its leather carry case that is also embossed with year and broad arrow mark.

    Dimensions of compass: length 7.5 cm/2⅞ inches x diameter 5.25 cm/2⅛ inches x 2 cm/¾ inch.
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