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Code BA15100801: Rare WWI Escape Compass by F. Barker & Son

This is a rare miniature escape compass made by the famous F. Barker & Son of London. It has only 19 mm of diameter, the size of a small button. The case is made of brass and is free of dings or dents. It has a strong hinge and closes properly. Surprisingly, the maker put lot of details in dial as on larger compasses. The dial is a variation of the Singer's Patent dial and is clearly signed F. Barker & Son, London. The small flat needle has a jeweled brass cap and finds North easily and precisely. The compass is covered with a small beveled flat glass crystal free of chips or scratches. This is a rare compass by a quality maker.