The Boreal Arrow
Code BA12101660: S. MORDAN and Co. Marching Compass, 1918
This is a WW1 Verners pattern MKVIII military marching compass with leather case, dated from 1918. Made by S. MORDAN & Co. with serial no 98568, and military arrow. Has the traditional mother of pearl dial, for low light reading with the orange direction arrow intact. The dial is naturally embossed at the edge and has nice colors when exposed to sunlight. The brass lid retains virtually all of its original black finish with a nice strong hinge. Has brass knob on the side for transit locking of dial. The compass has also a magnifying lens for precise angles calculation (for target engagement). The compass and leather case are in excellent condition and marked WOLFSKY & CO. LONDON, 1918. It has also inscription with information about its owner. This is a fine example by a quality maker. Measures 5.4cm in diameter.