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Code BA12012372: Dennison Hunter Compass, c. 1920
|This is hunter compass made by the Dennison Watch Case Company of Birmingham. It comes in a Dennison case with internal serial number 50752 M. The last three digits 752 of the serial number are also engraved next to the bezel. The case is in nice condition with the normal signs or use for a compass of its age. The lid springs open when the button is pushed as it should. The Singers Patent dial in in good condition. It has a brass jewelled cap. The glass crystal is in excellent condition free of chips or scratches. The compass is accurate and points North precisely. The transit lock is also functional when lid is closed. It measures 47mm in diameter.|
The case maker was Aaron Lufkin Dennison of Birmingham UK, he manufactured watch cases from late 1874 at 24 Villa Road, Handsworth UK. As part of the war effort he diversified into compass cases. He was originally the Managing Director of the American Waltham Watch Company in the USA, where he made the very first watch with interchangeable parts and produced watches of Railway quality. He was known as the Founding Father of the American Watch Making Industry.