A 1st WW British Officers Verners Prismatic Marching Compass, by Short & Mason, dated 1915, Leather Case Dated1914.

A 1st WW British Officers Verners Prismatic Marching Compass, by Short & Mason, dated 1915, Leather Case Dated1914.

Stock Number: 20170805

£148.00 GBP

Offered for sale is a standard example of a Verners Prismatic 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. Instrument dated 1915, and the leather case 1914

Dimensions

See Text

Circa

C1915

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Navigational instruments, Surveying Instruments & Mining

Description

Offered for sale is a standard example of a Prismatic Marching Compass, a 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 ..”Short & Mason Ltd London/No13432/1915.. WD arrows”. There is a complete anti slip ring to the base. Complete with an original leather case, with hinged lid,sound stitching and tabs/buckles…stamped “Hobson & Son 1914, London”. The name of the owner is marked to the rear, but is worn and illegible …possibly a Lt. in the Army

 

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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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