BRASS WORLD WAR 1 U.S. ENGINEER CORPS COMPASS

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Item Code: 798-82

Brass cased compass marked on top of the lid “U. S. ENGINEER CORPS.” The bottom is marked “CRUCHON & EMONS, BERNE” and “No 55884.”

Top and bottom of the case have been cleaned while the sides retain the original patina. Lanyard ring is uncleaned and solid.

The underside of the lid is marked “55884” and is inscribed with a line leading to a reversed “V” notch cut in the lid, with another short line above it. This is all necessary for shooting an azimuth.

The dial of the compass is white with black letters and numbers. All points of the compass are represented on the dial. North, as usual, is represented by a luminous arrow while the other points are marked E, S, and W. This compass also includes markings for northeast, southeast, southwest and northwest as well as the tick marked degrees.

The bezel ring has a luminous line and will turn as required.

The dial is locked in place by a button on the side that can be moved to release the dial. Dial will oscillate but does not swing to magnetic north when the compass is moved. Despite this flaw, the compass would still display well in any collection.   [ad] [ph:L]

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