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    Posted 6 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (492 items)

    This is something completely different from my usual posts but I think it's a interesting object. It belongs to a friend and he has had it for many years and believes he may have been given it by an uncle who was an officer in the Gurka regiment during the Second World War in Burma. We have no idea of age, from looking at it it has been well used but is still in good working order, and looks good.
    On the dial it is marked (engraved) England, no other markings on case. The compass measures 5cm in diameter and 7mm thick, and weighs 4.9 grams. He thinks it is silver or nickel plate on brass, it also has a transit lock. On the inside of the lid there appears to be some handwritten letters, but can't be sure. We have taken the back off but there are no markings except on the back of the dial which has written 20, which We presume is a serial number.
    Any help would be most appreciated.
    Many thanks for looking

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      very cool!!!!
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Yet again, thanks for the lovely comment and love Sean.
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      PatSea
      DrFluffy
      Jewels
      pops
      aghcollect
      tom
      kydur
      vetraio

    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      Ron
      officialfuel
      blunderbuss
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      PhilDavidAlexanderMorris
      Manikin
      TheGateKeeper
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      pw-collector
      CindB
      luvpocketwatches
    7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Very cool compass.......love the hunter style encasement
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Kerry for nice comment and love. I think this item might disappear into my pocket, lol, it is pretty cool.
    9. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Definatly a cool compass .. looks like a fob watch ...love the face,..
      really love it :-)
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thank you surfdub, I also love this compass, as said above its not mine, so it might accidentally get lost,lol. Also thanks for the love.
      Many thanks
      Sean
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      surfdub

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