• WWI Prismatic Compass in Leather Case

    This item is now sold, however, we have another that is very similar.

    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.
    Price £445.00 inc. VAT
    Outside the EU £370.83

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