BRASS BRITISH ARMY PRISMATIC MARCHING COMPASS

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BRASS BRITISH ARMY PRISMATIC MARCHING COMPASS

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This solid brass compass is a British Army Prismatic Marching Compass. It's called a prismatic compass because of the right-angled prism that folds over the compass. It is also called a Mother of Pearl Compass as the dial is made of Mother of pearl. In the olden days it was used as an alternative to radium, to get a glow in the dark. The prism's height can be adjusted for sharper readings off the scale of the compass. The glass above the compass has a scale. The cover has a round sighting glass window with a dividing line. The prismatic compass was an indispensable instrument for officers in the British Army. It is also extremely popular for walking, trekking, explorers and other outdoor activities. This compass is sold with a solid wood box and weighs 320 grams. It measures 6 cm in diameter and is 3.3 cm thick. For this compass ONLY, the condition may vary from piece to piece. All pieces may not be in 100% perfect condition due to wear and tear on the compass, due to its age. They are approximately 50 years old. 

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