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K and E 1 minute compass info

thebionicman
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I picked up what was supposed to be a k and e six minute compass the other day. To my surprise it is a one-minute double vernier in decent condition. The style is typical early 1900's. I've looked at every catalog I can find and don't see anything like it listed. Anyone else collect the 'newer' old stuff that might have any info?

Thanks, Tom 

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Topic starter Posted : May 11, 2022 2:06 pm
Nate The Surveyor
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Post pics please!!!

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Posted : May 11, 2022 3:56 pm
thebionicman
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@nate-the-surveyor

It's at the office. I have one pic of the vernier. 31 ticks each way with 1/2 degree divisions. Will post a few tomorrow. 

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Topic starter Posted : May 11, 2022 5:05 pm

RADAR
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Posted by: @thebionicman

Will post a few tomorrow

Eye candy

 


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Posted : May 11, 2022 5:18 pm
thebionicman
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The closeup shows the vernier, declination adjustment screw, and the bronze pin in place. The scale was designed to set variation, but crafty surveyors quickly realized you could crack tighter directions using the vernier.

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Topic starter Posted : May 12, 2022 6:25 am
thebionicman
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jmcnicholspls
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@thebionicman 

this is the 1921 K&E catalog, I think you have #5320

 

this is my K&E a #5336

 

 

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Posted : May 13, 2022 7:10 pm
thebionicman
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@jmcnicholspls I have a 1904 5320. This one is very close to the 5322a. It has forward and back sights, dual level vials, half degree graduations, and a 4 1/2 inch needle. It is a double vernier but reads directly to one minute as opposed to six.

Thanks for the catalog pics. Eventually the right one will come up..

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Topic starter Posted : May 14, 2022 2:34 pm
jmcnicholspls
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@thebionicman

 The1909 catalog lists a 5320.

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Posted : May 15, 2022 6:22 am

thebionicman
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The 1909 had a variation plate, mine does not. I haven't looked at it in a bit but the story and paperwork I got at purchase put it at 1904.

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Topic starter Posted : May 15, 2022 7:26 am
jmcnicholspls
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Only so many catalogs out there to be had.  There is a 1900 that lists the 5320 as having a variation plate.  No a great scan.

 

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Posted : May 15, 2022 9:13 am
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