Compass [Astro Mk II]

Sperti Inc., Manufacturer


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Sperti Inc., Manufacturer
Description
A black and silver metal and plastic compass with wooden carry case. Compass stands on three metal legs, khaki painted case with long brown canvas strap, painted on side in white and red pigment is 'ASTRO COMPASS MK II' and 'DELICATE INSTRUMENT TO BE HANDLED WITH GREAT CARE'. On interior lid of case are instructions printed on paper and attached describing handling of compass. Green felt padding in case and brass brackets.
Compass used by pointing to a known star (that includes the Sun) and then will indicate true North.The Mk II Astro Compass was not aircraft type specific instead operating as standard equipment on any large Bomber or Transport aircraft of the time. The standardisation of instrumentation meant that all aircrew training could thus also be standardised.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Textile/Canvas
Processed Material/Textile/Felt
Processed Material/Paper
Signature/Marks and Type
ASTRO COMPASS MK. II. / DELICATE INSTRUMENT / TO BE HANDLED WITH / GREAT CARE Painted
A M / ASTRO COMPASS MK II / REF. 6A/11740 / 4. C. Impressed
Accession No
2006.415
Credit Line
Sperti Inc.. Compass [Astro Mk II], 2006.415. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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