Style Overview An original Silva Type 5 compass featuring a robust metal bezel mounted on plastic baseplate withmagnifying glass. This is a vintage item. It has been thoroughly checked and found to be in good workingorder but may feature wear and marks in line with its age. Occasionally vintage pieces are marked with thename of the original owner or company.
About Silva In 1933 Björn, Alvar and Arvid Kjellström invented the first ever liquid filled compass. The liquid reduced thetime needed to take a bearing and protractor baseplate improved bearing accuracy. Their invention made itfaster and easier to use and read the compass. With the launch of their first headlamp two years later theSilva company was born.
Features Plastic baseplate Metal bezel Magnifying glass