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T.G. Co. Ltd Ex Military Brass Compass

Accession Number

018.2007.1

Object Name

T.G. Co. Ltd Ex Military Brass Compass

Created

22/11/2007

Creator

Maxine Willett

Accession Date

22/11/2007

Brief Description

Compass, brass, glass, inscribed with black numeric characters around outer face, rotating silver metal disc suspended in centre marked with compass points and degrees, compass points etched and painted in white around circumference, hinged lid with circular glass 'window', adjusting screw on side, on reverse white text "T.G.Co LTD, LONDON, No B187729, ↑, 1942, MK III", carrying ring, black, white, silver, known as degree compass.

Materials

brass, glass

Dimensions

6.7 (w) x 18.7 (l) (fully extended) x 3.8 (d) cm

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

"T.G.CO LTD, LONDON, NO B187729, ↑, 1942, MK III"

Colour

black, white, silver

Maker

T.G.Co LTD

Object Production Place

London

Object Production Date

1942

Provenance

Standard issue Military compass from World War II right up to the 1970's when the Silva type compass replaced them. This one was acquired by Mick Tighe at some time during his career. It's a nice example of a navigational item.

Acquisition Date

22/11/2007

Reference

T.G. Co. Ltd London - The letters T and G are the initials of the British compass maker Thomas GLAUSER.

NO B187729 - The letter 'B' in the serial number means that this compass was in fact produced by F. BARKER.

Condition

Fair, flaking paintwork

Condition Check Date

22/11/2007

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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