Bearing Bar

Bearing Bar

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Description
A bearing bar fits over a magnetic compass and provides a means of taking sights. This example was made during World War II. The inscription on the base reads "U.S. NAVY, BU. SHIPS BEARING BAR MARK IV MOD. 1 -1943 BECK-LEE CORP." Beck-Lee Corp. was a Chicago firm that manufactured medical electronics.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bearing bar
maker
Beck-Lee Corporation
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 5/16 in x 5 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 8.41375 cm x 13.97 cm
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
1983.0245.04
catalog number
1983.0245.04
accession number
1983.0245
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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