'Cole Pattern' sun compass

Made:
1939-1945 in United Kingdom
inventor:
J Cole
Sun compass (Cole pattern): Unknown maker

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Sun compass (Cole pattern): Unknown maker
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'Cole Pattern' sun compass with vertical gnomon on adjustable metal fixtures, used for directing armoured vehicles in the Libyan desert during the Second World War, unsigned, British, 1939-1946

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1946-5
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), metal (unknown), paint, spirit and stainless steel
Measurements:
with stand: 217 mm 204 mm, 2.705kg
type:
sun compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
credit:
Board of Admiralty