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Title Military prismatic compass, WW1
Nationality British
Period 1918

This is a standard Great War issue item, of the dry variety rather than the oil-filled type. It has a broad arrow mark on the base, indicating government issue, with the date 1918. It is made of brass and has a blackened finish for war service, which is somewhat worn on the outside.

There is with it a brown leather case with the broad arrow stamp and 'C&R.BRINSLEY. // 1916.' Only a small portion of the leather strap remains.

All screws are present and correct, but the hard rubber ring on the base has started to decompose and about 30% has fallen away.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Equipment : British : 20th Century]


Just a quick email to inform you that the belt component has arrived today and to again thank you for the smooth transaction and postage. It's an eye catching piece.

P R, UK, 22.02.2013

Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011