~HISTORIC BRASS POCKET COMPASS -CAPT. BAIN-4TH. BN. MIDDLESEX REGT.~
150 GBP ($200 USD) + postage
A 4 cm. diameter brass compass belonging to Capt. Bain of the 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, UK
4 x 1 cm.
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A solid brass compass once belonging to Capt. Bain of the 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment with full coat of arms/garters and motto. Measuring 4 cm. in diameter and 1 cm. thick, the lid is friction fit and beautifully knurled. The compass itself has a bevelled glass, blued steel needle marked N and S (points North), chiselled brass pivot point and 16 cardinal points. The silvered dial is broken into 4 x 90 degree quadrants. No damage to the interior or exterior with only minor tarnish/oxidation. A wonderful piece of WW I history.
Ask the Dealer
Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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