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Image of WW1 MILITARY COMPASS, 1915

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WW1 MILITARY COMPASS, 1915

A prismatic Compass has a prism above the scale to enable accurate readings.
The cover hinges up and has a hairline across its glass front, this is lined up with a sighting slot on the other side.
Viewing through the sight and aligning the hairline with two distant known landmarks one at a time, enables the user to obtain their position on a map, by creating a triangle between the position of the two landmarks, and the compass readings taken and drawn on the map.

Donated by Francis Pitkin, this item was used by Mr Pitkin's father

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Image of WWII ASTRO COMPASS Mk 2

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WWII ASTRO COMPASS Mk 2

Compass, for direction by the stars

Donated by Mr K W Quarman

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Image of WWII BUTTON COMPASS

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WWII BUTTON COMPASS

Buttons sewn on Uniforms but when removed may be used as a compass

( Compasses and other devises would be confiscated on capture )

The plastic version could be hung on a thread, known as swinger button. The other two button version would be put one on the top of the other as one has a pin in it's centre.
The top has a magnetic dot luminous, and two other luminous dots on the other side the same as the plastic version.

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Image of WWII PRISMATIC COMPASS Mk 3, 1943

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WWII PRISMATIC COMPASS Mk 3, 1943

Soldiers standard issue compass for WW2 and WW1.

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