Collecting Military Compasses


MK III prismatic compass 1943



Each compass has its original "mother of pearl" (no longer available on modern compasses because of conservation reasons) compass card which was hand engraved by ladies on a Taylor Hobson engraving machine. On the underside of the compass are ministry store reference numbers and a makers identification mark together with a broad arrow stamp.

This compass contains Radium paint. (5.5  micro sievert/h)!!!!!!!





A few British manufacturers names are:

TG+Co =The Gramophone Company - part of the EMI group., FB+Sons =Francis Barker, W F Stanley, GEC= General Electric Company

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