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    Posted 7 years ago

    battlegear
    (69 items)

    Captain Frank Osborne Creagh-Osborne, Royal Navy, (1867/1943) was Superintendent of Compasses with the British Admiralty and inventor.

    His various inventions were built by H. Hughes & Son Ltd, Dent & Co & Johnson Ltd, Sperry Gyroscopes Co., etc.

    There exist two versions of a sturdy and heavy LENSATIC marching compass made by SPERRY GYROSCOPE Co. BROOKLYN N.Y.

    the back of this compass is marked:

    U.S. E.D.

    CREAGH - OSBORNE

    MARCHING COMPASS

    MK VII MOD. E.

    SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO. , BROOKLYN. N.Y.

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    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 years ago
      I'm really liking this series on compasses
    2. battlegear battlegear, 7 years ago
      Thanks Chrisnp, most of my compasses all date from the WW1 era through the Vietnam War era, my newest compass is dated Mar 1975 just one month before the Fall of Saigon.

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