Collecting Military Compasses


"The Magnapole" military marching compass Series II WW1



Another example of a WWI marching compass, beautifully rendered and preserved! The compass card is jewelled. Readings may be taken at eye level via a notch in the bail and a sighting line in the cover's lens. A superb device, all around.

The patent number 22,598 was filed in 1914 by Francis Edward Collinson, Manufacturer and Short & Mason Ltd., both of Aneroid Works, McDonald Rd., Walthamstow, London, NE.





Patent No. 22598 (on reverse)

Contains Radium paint. (0.2 micro sievert/h)



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