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........... A pelorus is just a bearing finder, it has no magnetic abilities.
'sounds right & it appears to be without a floating card or needle. I agree.
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At first I thought it was a question generator. But now that I think about it, I think the others are right -- its is a Pelorus.

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Thanks for the information. I did get it open and there is a fixed plate beautifully engraved with north, south, east and west. There is a flip up arm with a vertical hair line which you line up with a mirror image on the underside of the hinged lid. There is a floating needle. A neat piece which is well made. Thanks all
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