The Boreal Arrow
Code BA141028664: Clement Clarke Ltd. Engraved Compass, 1918
|This a nice and rare compass made by Clement Clarke Ltd. of London in 1918. The compass has a Dennison nickel plated case in excellent condition without dings or dents. It has a strong hinge and the front lid spring open when the button is pushed. It is engraved CLEMENT CLARKE Ltd., LONDON, VI 37881, 1918. Inside front lid it is engraved 186012 M. The beveled glass crystal is in flawless condition. The transit lock is functional when lid is closed. The rotating dial points North easily. Very nice compass with 4.7 cm 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.