A Fine Directional Compass From A 2nd WW Lancaster Bomber, Now Mounted Within A Quality Wooden Case.

A Fine Directional Compass From A 2nd WW Lancaster Bomber, Now Mounted Within A Quality Wooden Case.

Stock Number: 20171114A

£350.00 GBP

Offered for Sale, is this superb example of a Directional Compass taken from a 2nd WW British Lancaster 4 engined Bomber. Now later mounted in a substantial, but quality Hardwood Case for display purposes.. In working order.

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Circa

1944

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Navigational instruments, Calculating

Description

Offered for Sale, is this superb example of a Directional Compass taken from a 2nd WW British Lancaster 4 engined Bomber. It is a substantial item, made in brass, to a black painted finish. The face has a diameter of 6-3/8 inches. It has a plain brass circumferential fairing, and a glass cover.   There are graduations to the periphery with the 4 points of the compass N,S,E,W, and degrees from 1-35*.  There are 2 sighting lines N to S, and beneath, there as a rotating arrowed disc, again, with the 4 points of the compass.   The interior is fluid filled, to steady occillations of the disc, and is bubble free.  The entire instrument, is securely bolted to the interior of a fine quality wooden case,  to a dark wood stained finish. It has a continuous brass hinge to the lid.   There are brass clasps to retain the lid.  There are no cracks, splits, or dings.  Here is the chance to own a piece of Iconic 2nd WW Aircraft History.   The case measures … 10 inches X 10 inches X 6 inches.                               

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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in 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, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general 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.

To contact me by email, my primary address is ..geoff@millaisantiques.co.uk, but in order to reach my electronic devices, namely my iPhone/iPad, please either Cc, or direct to them, via my secondary email ... millaisantiques75@gmail.com

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