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Original British WWI Officer's Verner's Pattern VII Prismatic Compass in Leather Carrier - dated 1917

Regular price $145.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. In lovely matured condition, this is a very nice brass Verner's Pattern VII Prismatic field compass. These have a glass prism and a glass window on the lid with a line across it, which is used to determine the bearing of an object in the distance. It has a dry-card compass with a both a momentary bearing lock and transit lock, which rotates in the base. When the compass card stops, the required bearing is read off through the prisms.

The back of the case is marked inside the rubber pad:

JOHN WARDALE & Co.
LONDON
(Broad Arrow)
No. 53404
1917

This British Issue Verner's Pattern field Compass would have been used in the Trenches by Officers in the first World War. Very well made and fully functional, this comes in its original brown leather carry case marked LEATHERIES LTD. / 1917 which still retains its original leather shoulder strap. A WW1 accessory that in such complete condition and dated is very hard to locate today.

In wonderful condition, ready to Display or use.

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