Allen Pocket Compass with Lid

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This Pocket Compass features a luminous dial and an impact resistant case and orange lid.

It has a light weight outer body with a ring attachment for lanyard.

Economical, durable and requires no electrical power supply to operate.

  • Luminous dial
  • 3.8cm or 1.5" diameter dial
  • Impact resistant case and lid
  • Light weight body
  • Lanyard included
  • Orange case
  • Durable and economical
  • Never get lost again

A compass is any magnetically sensitive device capable of indicating the direction of the magnetic north of a planet's magnetosphere. The face of the compass generally highlights the cardinal points of north, south, east and west. Often, compasses are built as a stand alone sealed instrument with a magnetised bar or needle turning freely upon a pivot, or moving in a fluid, thus able to point in a northerly and southerly direction. The compass was invented in ancient China some time before the 2nd century and was used for navigation by the 11th century. The dry compass was invented in medieval Europe around 1300. This was supplanted in the early 20th century by the liquid-filled magnetic compass and has only recently been supplanted by modern devices such as the Global Positioning System (GPS).


SKU 42083
Brand Allen

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