vintage lensatic Dietzgen Compass

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 05, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
With the 'backwards' dial as often found on forestry compasses -

Offered is a worn but working compass , this compass offers a number of cool features, including the fold-down front site on the cover, the 'backwards dial' as often found on forestry or cruiser compasses. a quick Google search on 'forestry compass backwards dial' will yield a wealth of info on this system, which, once understood, is efficient and accurate.

Other features include a working automatic needle lifter, a raised dial which is adjustable for declination and a superb needle, accurate, sensitive, wire-wrapped on the south end for balance, marked with an arrow for north and possessed of a jeweled pivot for sensitivity and durability.

Item specifications:

Manufacturer: Dietzgen

Made in the U.S.A.

Aluminum housing

Size: 3" X 3 1/4"

does show slight wear, with just a few paint chips, and a small mark on the glass at "0" Deg (might not even be able to see this in the pic.

please ask any questions before bidding... as always, I will combine shipping!!