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Bearing Circle

Bearing Circle

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A bearing circle fits over a magnetic compass and provides a means of taking sights. This example was made for use during World War II. One inscription reads "U.S. NAVY BEARING CIRCLE / MARK 1 MOD. 2 BU SHIPS N 14768 1942." Another reads “THE LIONEL CORPORATION N.Y.”
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bearing circle
date made
Lionel Corporation
overall: 4 1/8 in x 11 5/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 10.4775 cm x 29.5275 cm x 29.21 cm
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National Museum of American History
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