Here is a compass made form and used by the US Army during World War I.The body is brass and the lid closed to protect the face. There's a release at the top and a loop. The lid is stamper U.S. Measures 1 7/8" across. CONDITION: Very nice : The body shows no damage. It needs polished if you want it shiny but as is it has a nice patina. The interior is very clean and the compass works just fine. SHIPPING : Buyer pays shipping costs. PAYMENT : Paypal is gladly accepted. SALES TAX : Sorry to have to do this but I have to charge 6% tax to all Pennsylvania residents. NOTE : Payment is expected within 7 days. Due to a large number of late payments and non-paying bidders, if the payment is not received within 7 days I will relist the item and leave appropriate feedback. DISCLAIMER : I am not an expert nor do I pretend to be. All the info I offer here is from my observations, told to me by the person or persons I get items from or info found researching the item(s) on the internet. RETURNS : All items are sold AS IS . I will try to describe the item as best I can, however I am not claiming to be an expert. Do not ask to return an item just because you decided you made a mistake bidding or did not understand the item or it's condition. Please ask all important questions before you bid. I try to pack everything very carefully however I cannot be responsible for damage that occurs during shipping. I will gladly insurance any package and highly recommend it. Do not ask to return an item if it was damaged during the shipping process. If that happens you have to file a claim with the carrier. If you do return an item you will get back your purchase price, but I am not responsible for return shipping.