wwi dated 1917 verners pattern mkviii military hand bearing prismatic officer's marching compass

WWI, dated 1917 Verners Pattern MKVIII military hand bearing prismatic officer's marching compass.



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Patented by noted military surveyor Captain Verner, a hand bearing 1917 prismatic officer's marching compass in original unpolished condition, with mainly intact original paint and gilding.
Mother of pearl dial for low light reading. A good very strong hinge and catch.
Front sight in hinged lid, while rear site hinges up from catch.
Floats well when transit clamp is released.
Military broad arrow ordinance mark to back.
Serial number 61799.
Verners Pattern marked to left of front catch, with VIII marked to the right.
Flaw in glass to underside edge of interior glass dial cover, which cannot be felt, but is just to the right of the catch in photo, and seen only when cover is up.
A nice original example.
This compass has been used by the military for generations, and was so valuable it was required to be returned upon leaving the service.
In very good condition.
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