Compass Chronicles

 

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Acknowledgements
Introduction
Terminology
Styles
Leather Cased Compasses
Wood Cased Compasses

Round, Brass Compasses

Pocket Compendiums
Pocket Sundials
Gimbaled Pocket Compasses

Patents
Schmalcalder’s Patent
 
Singer’s Patent
Symons’s Patent (True North Compass)
Patent Universal Compass

Hunter’s Patent

Origins
Royal Geographical Society Pattern Dial
British Compasses

British Military Pocket Compasses
British, Swiss, & German Military Compasses
Escape Compasses

Swiss Compasses

French Compasses

German Compasses

Bézard Compasses

Russian Compasses
Oriental Compasses

American Compasses

Special Uses
U.S. Engineering Department Compasses
U.S. Signal Corps Compasses

U. S. Stamped Military Compasses
Boy Scout and Girl Scout Compasses
Marble’s Compass
Surveying and Sighting Compasses
Clinometers
Miners’ Compasses (Dipping Needles)
Wrist Compasses

Fob, Charm Compasses

Promotional Compasses
Objects Incorporating a Compass
Compasses with Stories to Tell
Compass Rose Prints
Cardinal Points

Appendix A: Compass Makers and Retailers
Appendix B: Fake & Reproduction Compasses
Appendix C: Frequently Asked Questions
Bibliography
Index

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