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Code BA140820647: Sighting ELLIOTT BROs Compass, c. 1890

This is a sighting compass made by Elliott Brothers in London. This compass has a light green colored dial. It is beautifully decorated and is graduated down to 1/2 of a degree. The case is made of oxidized brass and still in excellent condition without dings or damage. It is engraved on the back ELLIOTT BROs, LONDON and also with the owner name: J. F. H. Carmichael. Some information about the owner can be found in the UK, Hart's Annual Army List, 1908 - NAME: J F H Carmichael MILITARY: 1898 - India. ROYAL ENGINEERS: Lt,-Col. J. F. H. Carmichael, C.M.G , G.B.E., having attained the age limit of liability to recall, ceases to belong to the Ees. of Off. 25th July 1923". "A ‘Victory’ bowl presented to Lt Col JFH Carmichael RE, CMG, CBE by his Sheffield friends in memory of the invaluable services rendered by him to his country in the Great War 1914-18. Presented to WPGC by Lt Col Carmichael in 1920 for a Greensomes Stableford competition". The dial is marked ELLIOTT BROs, STRAND, LONDON. It is covered with a bras cover with an aperture to see the dial covered by a flat glass crystal in excellent condition without chips or scratches. The sighting vane operates as a transit lock. The prism is present and allow easy reading of the graduation on the dial. Everything is present and in working order. The compass is very precise and finds North without any problem. More information about the maker can be found here. The compass measures 72mm in diameter.

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