By Thornton. A fine set of drawing instruments of the type used by draughtsmen, map-makers and to a certain extent, aircrew Navigators. Comprises two large compasses - both A.M stamped and dated 1926 and 1942; a small compass with jointed legs, A.M marked and dated 1939; a small ink drawing compass with jointed legs, A.M. marked and 1941 dated; two small bow compasses with wheel adjustment, A.M. marked and 1940 dated; a small bow compass for use with ink, A.M. marked and 1940 dated; two white bakelite handled drawing pens - both A.M. marked and one is 1940 dated. Also comes with various spare nibs,needles, screwdriver and utility pencils etc. The instruments come in an attractive wooden mahogany (?) box with a 'shot' silk lined lid. The main instruments are housed in a fitted 'lift-out' velvet lined tray. The case has brass fittings and lock complete with key. Inset brass plaque in the lid is engraved with 'A.M.' King's Crown and 1940 date. Overall it is in good to very good used condition. A couple of the compasses lack the screws that would hold their pins in place. Although the majority are a prefect fit, not every instrument is suggesting some replacement parts. A super set and very pleasing to look at and handle. Perfectly useable too. Stock code M19220.