|Period:||20th - mid (WW II)|
German Bezard compass in very good original condition, see the detailed photos below. The needle moves freely and it is still in its original leather pouch. The lid has two slots set in its sides to allow precision sighting of a target. The compass could be fixed to a staff or a stick to aid taking a special bearing. The initials of the cardinal points are distinct demonstrating its use in the German army in the Second World War (W and O for WEST and OST in German).
The German Bezard compass was manufactured by the barometer manufacturer Georg Lufft located in Stuttgart. Three different logos were used. The most common ones are the letters G & L together with a drawing compass or the Name LUFFT in gothic fonts. A very seldom used one, and probably the oldest of all, features a flat cylindric shape with an axis and the name LUFFT (seen on older barometers and Bézard compasses).
The last model marketed by LUFFT was a liquid dampened version known as the FLUID BÉZARD. These two words replaced the classical ORIGINAL BÉZARD crystal marking which had also been used in a first development, two versions of which are known to have existed.
Wrist Fluid-Bézard model "Bw" (Bundeswehr / Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany).
Military compass - fully functional.
Please see the pictures. They are part of the description.
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