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Title Pocket compass, watch pattern, 5613R, made by Keuffel & Esser Co., n.d., ca. 1920-1940.
Object Name Compass
Catalog Number 2009.006.0108
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Pocket compass, watch pattern, 5613R, made by Keuffel & Esser Company, New York, no date, circa 1920-1940. Metal and glass, nickel silver watch style case, 1-3/4" diameter; etched metal dial, silvered and marked every 2 degrees in degrees every quadrant; edge bar needle. Radium (R in product number is for 'radium') luminous indicators (N, S, E, W) for night use.

This product appears to have been introduced post-World War I. It does not appear in the 35th edition catalog of 1915, but does appear in the April 1920 price list. Dial states "Keuffel & Esser Co., New York." Model number does not appear on this item. Each of the pocket compasses issued by K&E have different dial markings making it possible to distinguish them.

Keuffel & Esser Co. main office and factories were in Hoboken in the period when this item was made.
Date 1920-1940
Year Range from 1920.0
Year Range to 1940.0
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption compass, open
Imagefile 069\20090060108-5.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce
Manufacturing
Drafting