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    Post by Wgrenadier on Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:15 pm

    Hey guys,

    I just picked up this "PROTRACTOR, RECTANGULAR, 6 INCH" because it was too cheap to pass up. It was made in Montreal and is nearly identical to my British example. I'm assuming it's WWII vintage, but it could be later.

    I believe this was the style that was intended for the large pocket on map case covers. Now I just need to find a Canadian map case to put it in...






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    Post by edstorey on Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:56 am

    That protractor is an interesting piece which does fit nicely into the various Map Cases.




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    Post by Wgrenadier on Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:00 pm

    Great pictures Ed, thank you for sharing them! It looks like the protractor in those cases is an earlier 1920's AII or 1930's AIII, though I could be mistaken...

    http://www.mathsinstruments.me.uk/page35.html

    By the way, you gotta love the $9.95 surplus price of the larger map case!

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    Inked on Price

    Post by edstorey on Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:06 pm

    You can thank Hercules Surplus in Toronto for the inked on price. To think they had a large box full of these Map Cases and I only bought one.

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    Post by Wgrenadier on Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:14 pm

    Some people don't like those old surplus store price marks, but I think they add to they add to the history of the piece (like the "made in ___" importation stamps), and reflect a time when the items were sold as actual surplus rather than as collector's pieces. With this said, $9.95 seems like a higher price for surplus and I feel like that the pieces marked in ¢ were probably priced longer ago.

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    Post by edstorey on Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:09 am

    At nearly $10.00 it was not cheap at the time. Which is why I only bought one.

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    Post by CampX on Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:40 am

    Herc in Toronto used to sell ( I remember this as first hand) Brens and BARs for $75, helmets $1.99 and 1957 Triumps ( Motor cycles) Crated for $250..wish I could go back in time as we all do.

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    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:13 pm

    ...Definitely puts some perspective on modern pricing and demand, thanks for sharing!


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    Post by 48th on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:21 pm

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/181564060929?nav=WATCHING_ACTIVE.


    If any one wanted one I found this on EBay.

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    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:39 pm

    Nice! That's the guy I got mine from, he's really friendly.

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    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:26 pm

    The protractor arrived recently and I was surprised to find that its construction is similar to laminated paper! Not really sure how well they would have fared in the field...

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