Collecting Military Compasses


Büchi compass patent Niedermann



No 146

 Text on this fluid compass is " Büchi, Bern  Pat. Niedermann" . Niedermann patented this compasssystem in 1929.  No degrees, but 6400 mils.

 It shows a hinged mirror tilted by 45 degrees  downwards, allowing a look at the compass rose from below. This system was also used ten years later by RECTA on its matchbox-style compass and after WW II by the German WILKIE.

The compass has a double inclination scale at both sides of the bakelite element:
0-110% (positive and negative) How to read it, I don't know.

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