H031472 MAP/DISPATCH CASE MARCH COMPASS. (Meldekartentasche Feldmarsch Umfang)

BACKGROUND: Map/dispatch cases were issued on a limited basis to specifically designated personnel such as unit commanders, messengers, and observers. The M35 map/dispatch case was based on the Weimar era, Reichsheer pattern map/dispatch case with minor variations. The M35 map/dispatch case underwent a front closure modification in mid-1936, and an additional small front pocket was added in 1938, although the early pattern cases continued to be manufactured through-out the war. When issued the map/dispatch cases came complete with an assortment of map reading and plotting tools and instruments including a march compass. The march compasses came in a wide variety of different models but they were all quite similar in design.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Private purchase. Late 1920's, early 1930's production. Cast aluminum body. Built in clinometer which you donít see very often. Glass is broken on the dial, but the compass still functions nicely. Maker marked "Breithaupt Kassel" and "D.R.G.M.". Nice quality piece.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $160.00

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