1st WW British Officers Verners pattern Prismatic, Pocket, Marching Compass, with Leather Case dated 1917.

1st WW British Officers Verners pattern Prismatic, Pocket, Marching Compass, with Leather Case dated 1917.

Stock Number: 20170806A

£130.00 GBP

Offered for sale is an Antique, British Officers Pocket, Prismatic Marching Compass, with WD arrows, no makers name, with an original leather case, named, and dated 1917. In working order


2 Inchs. [50mm]


C 1917

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Navigational instruments, Surveying Instruments & Mining


Offered for sale is a standard example of a Prismatic Pocket, Marching Compass, as used by a British Officer during the 1st WW. Manufactured in Brass, with a standard oxidised finish to the hinged lid, now thinning. There is a graduated mop disc, mounted on a single pivot,in a dry field, activated/deactivated by a side catch. The bezel rotates ok. In working order, and viewed through a hinged prismatic lens. Complete with a brass finger ring. The glass covers to the main body, diameter 2 inches,  and lid, are intact and clear, with a central sighting line. To the reverse ..” WD arrows”. and No 524i2″. There is a intact anti slip ring to the base. Complete with an original standard issue leather case, with hinged lid, sound stitching and tabs/buckles…stamped. “Leatheries Ltd/1917″. with WD arrows.” The case has intact stitching and tabs

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GB Millais Antiques

Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days, university , and then working as a DentalSurgeon, until retirement from that profession, twelve years ago. My antiques business was set up 37 years ago, having followed the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, and optical items and even writing cases.

I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.

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