"Bodan" (Askania) Marching Compass

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    Post by Antarmike on Mon May 22, 2017 7:19 pm

    I seek information on the "Bodan" Marching compass.

    Can anyone point me to a likely time period for Use?

    Was there a pouch for this compass?  If not where and how would it be carried.

    I presume the number following ABL is a sequential serial number for the actual compass?   Do we know how many were made or issued?

    Thank you in advance,

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    As you will see the compass is marked in both degrees and rationalised Mils.


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    Post by Antarmike on Mon May 22, 2017 7:28 pm

    COMPASS,Bodenseewerk (Askania) Germany.

    http://compassmuseum.com/hand/hand_1.htm#ASKANIA
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    Post by Antarmike on Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:49 pm

    I have now found a manual,  It is dated 1957 so I seem to have tied down a time period.  I was hoping the manual might show what case was supplied,  sadly it does not, so I still seek info regarding pouch or case I need to find for this item.  Thanks

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    Post by Wolverine on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:24 pm

    I am not familiar with any purpose-made Belgian compass pockets. Possibly it was just carried in a jacket pocket.
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    Post by Antarmike on Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:22 am

    Similar compass supplied to other countries came with a leather wallet, I wonder if anyone has ever seen one. There is a Belgian leather compass case for sale in NZ at the moment but I have no way of knowing if it will fit this compass.

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