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Compass - Remote Reading, Japanese, circa 1945 Object Reg. No: ST 023136

Summary:
This remote reading compass was removed from a Japanese aircraft at Changi airfield, Singapore in 1945 by the donor who had been held as a prisoner of war.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Jack L. McAllister, 1949
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: world war ii 1939-1945, compasses, prisoners of war, aeronautical instruments
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: components - navigation instrumentation
Place & Date Used: Changi, Singapore, 1945
References: Australian Radiation Services Report 2008

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Joel Barton Posted on 18 Jun 2012 12:30 PM
My grandfather brought this same compass home from WWII and I always loved it as a child. He left it to me when he passed. Do you have an value that I should insure it for? I would never sell it and never thought about it's monetary value, but I was told that I should include it on my insurance and I have no idea what it should be listed for. Any help would be appreaciated. I don't want to pay for an appraisal unless it was needed and very valuable. I know it is worth a whole lot more to me than the couple hundred dollars in value that it is probably worth to a collector.

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