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Old 16th Feb 2019, 22:43
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P10 Compass

I've just acquired a P10 compass, in need of a little TLC. On the back is a stamp " 63/0]R[45, (the two square brackets actually being two thick vertical lines). Can anyone shed light on the meaning? I presume the 45 might refer to the year of manufacture?
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 08:01
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Look closely at the 63, at you positive it is not 6B?

If it is 6B the rest is more likely 0?45 where the R is also a number.

If both are numbers that makes it a stores section and reference.
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Thanks, Pontius. I've done a double-check, and it is certainly 63. The oblique is scratched, and could possibly be a 7. If so 637 in a thinner typeface. The 0 (stripe) R (stripe) 45 are much more positive and although aligned, look to be a different stamp.
I'll see if I can post a photograph later today.
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As an engineer that looks like repair # 6370 in the year '45
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Thanks, Tony. That suggests my original idea of 1945 is correct. Presumably built before that, but that's good enough for me. Now to clean it up; gently and carefully, being aware of the materials. Storing well away from others, and possibly under glass anyway.
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Thank you, my 6B/ would have been stamped or etched into the case. That is very much an applied mark. On other equipment you might see it written in yellow paint.
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Compass RAF part # 6A/726, out of service 1945 part # then became 6A/0726.
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