RFC Chartboard, MK.1

RFC Chartboard, MK.1

Code: M20252


W: 35.5cm (14")H: 35.5cm (14")


Royal Flying Corps Chartboard, MK.1.   Manufactured by The General Instrument and Engineering Company Ltd., London.   Wooden plotting board approximately 35.5 x 35.5cm (14 x 14") fitted with jointed/articulated brass plotting arm having an adjustable perspex rule. Made with a thumb 'cut-out' to make it easier to hold.  Marked to reverse with RFC Arrow and 'A'.   Also A.I.D. marked.  Fitted with brass plates at the corners and with a brass 'hook' to hold papers/maps to the board.  Very similar to the later WW2 aircrew issue charboards but of smaller size.  An extremely rare item that makes a great display piece.  Some marking and storage wear but in very good overall condition.   Stock code M20252.