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Old 10-01-10, 21:14
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What model(s) of military compass was the Pattern 37 Compass Pocket designed to accommodate?
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Old 11-01-10, 02:52
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The 1937 Pattern Compass Case will hold any of the Prismatic or Marching Compasses prior to the Silva which was introduced in the 1960s.



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Old 11-01-10, 04:01
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Thanks, Ed.

That's a big help.
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Old 11-03-10, 22:09
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Another related question.

Apparently Canadian Kodak Company manufactured both the Mk III and Mk IX Military Compass during World War 2. Quite possibly other Marks were manufactured by them as well.

A number of years back at a local military show and sale event, I thought I had seen an instruction manual for a compass printed by Canadian Kodak. When I worked my way back round to the vender, it was gone. Didn't matter at the time as I didn't have a compass.

Now the question is, did I really see what I thought, and if so, are there also maintenance or servicing publications out there for the various Marks of WW2 Compasses? I seem to recall the manual I saw was big...8.5 x 11 format, not the more typical smaller instructional pams one often sees for Cdn Field equipment, which may have added to the puzzle at the time.
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It's easy to confuse the Compass Pouch with the Pistol Small Ammunition pouch. The Compass Pouch is marginally smaller than the Pistol pouch and is lined internally with felt, while the Ammn pouch is not lined.
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Another related question.

Apparently Canadian Kodak Company manufactured both the Mk III and Mk IX Military Compass during World War 2. Quite possibly other Marks were manufactured by them as well.

A number of years back at a local military show and sale event, I thought I had seen an instruction manual for a compass printed by Canadian Kodak.
An Australian optical company, JW Handley, also made MkIX compasses (as well as scopes for the .303 Heavy Barrel Sniper rifle, Artillery, Tank and Aircraft Sights), and I have seen a pamphlet on compasses, but it is an Army publication and the same size as other Army Pams of the period.
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