The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA13040533: WWI Vintage Aurapole c. 1915 Military Compass

This is an Aurapole compass made around 1915. It has jeweled bearing. Marked AURAPOLE, Short & Mason, Taylor-Rochester, NY, PATENTS PENDING on dial, which is in excellent condition. The inscription PATENTS PENDING means that this compass manufactured around 1915 but before the approval of the two patents in 1915 and 1918. Case is nickel and in excellent condition without dings or dents. It is marked with the military arrow inside the letter C (for Canada). When the button is pressed the lid springs open to a right angle. The hinge is strong and transit lock is functional. In perfect working order and finds magnetic North easily. Size 4.5cm diameter.