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Click to enlarge7" Underlit Ritchie Compass

Manufactured by E.S. Ritchie in 1928 this is a rare underlit model. The bottom of the compass is fitted with a frosted piece of glass that allows it to be illuminted from underneath, eliminating glare on the top glass that you would get if the compass was illuminated from above. The compass is in excellent working condition and can be supplied with a display box made to the original specifications. The compass was re-gasketed, refilled and cleaned and reassembled using all the original screws.



Click to enlargeSerial Number LogThe handwritten serial number log at E.S.Ritchie indicates that this compass, serial number 70412 was sold to T.S. & J.D. Negus of New York on March 20th 1928. It was returned to the factory for repair by JH Taylor in 1937.