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ARTIFACT: Nice, salty WWII United States Army Air Forces or United States Navy Escape and Evasion Miniature Compass. These secret 'North Seeking' magnetic compasses were issued to USAAF/USN, allies, paratroopers, etc. This is a classic design featuring a square plate with two dots of radium paint and a red tip indicating North. The most well-known versions of these secret compasses were hidden within the brass uniform buttons.
VINTAGE: Circa WWII
SIZE: Approximately 9/16" in diameter
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass, magnet, celluloid
ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF/USN collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. 2@VAX16 LAAEX12/16
CONDITION: 6+ (Fine—Very Fine): The compass shows moderate to heavy wear, overall fine condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.