|Title||Maury Graham's Compass|
|Collection||Maury Graham Collection|
Ceebynite compass by Taylor Instrument Companies of Rochester, New York, designed and manufactured in cooperation with the British company Short & Mason.
Pocket compass in a metal case like a hunter's-case pocket watch with a spring-hinged circular metal cover, that closes over the face and crystal, protecting them from dust, scratches and damage. Exterior of metal cover is engraved with monogram: "MFG." Inside of cover is engraved: "From Me to You, 2-16-18"
Compass has a beveled crystal over a floating aluminum dial with a jewel needle center. Points North (a triangle) and South (a moon) are painted with radium that can be seen at night.
Manufacturer's markings: "Ceebynite / Short & Mason / Taylor - Rochester, NY. / Pat. April 20, 1915"
|Artist/Maker||Taylor Precision Products|
|Dimension Details||Dimensions taken with compass open. Width includes handle|
|Provenance||This compass was carried by Maury Graham, one of the first four pilots hired by Western Air Express in 1926.|
Graham, Maurice F.
Western Air Express
|Credit line||Gift of Alice Graham Rose to Western Airlines|