The Boreal Arrow
Code BA130707254: WWI Haserler & Son Hunter Compass, 1917
This is a WW1 antique compass engraved C Haseler & Son LTD, Birmingham, VI, 127120, 1917. Inside the lid stamped with typical Dennison cases serial number 105331 M. In fine working order and finding North without any problem. Case is Nickel plated in excellent condition. Beveled is in flawless condition. Strong hinge. Lid springs open when button is pressed. The transit lock is in working condition. In nice overall collectable condition. Size 4.7cm 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.