Monday, 8 July 2013

HUNGERFORD ARCADE MILITARY COMPASS

 

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Following on from the Newsletter article. 

We have many beautiful and unusual objects here at Hungerford Arcade and one that has caught my eye is a very unusual military compass which, at first glance, looks quite ordinary in a black case with a brass bezel; until you take a closer look and see that it has a beautiful mother of pearl face.  We know it is a military compass as it has the broad arrow on the back and stamped 1943 Mk III, serial number 8229244, T.G Co. Ltd London.  Take a look at the pictures below and see what you think.


Compasses are still very popular today both as collectables and for practical use.  You need never get lost in the woods again!
Rita



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