An antique compass, from WWI or before, in a brass ‘pocket-watch’ like case with a loop.
The compass is designed so that it can be removed from the casing. The casing is brass with the inner being made from silver metal. The piece opens by pressing on the button within the loop. It is quite stiff.
This great piece has wear commensurate with its age and use. There are small knocks and little indentations, and the inside of the compass itself is quite worn in the south west corner.
There is a small piece of faded material inside with unusual markings.
This curious compass measures approx. 3.5cm in diameter and 5.5cm including the loop.
A wonderful personal, probably military, compass.