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Item # 47010 - MARBLES -MARBLE ARMS-SHORT TANG COAT COMPASS-IN ORIGINAL UN-OPENED BOX - PACKAGE-GLADSTONE MICH USA
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Folk's, when the Lauerman's bought Marble's in 1994, before they hired Mike Stewart & started regular production of their knives & Outing equipment in 1997, they were very thoughtfull and sensitive as to how all their new equipment would be stamped...they worked closely with the Marble's Plus knife club, collectors, and Marble historians so the new Outing equipment would not be passed off as Vintage (Big $$$) and confuse collectors around the world...this compass is a piece of that hard work and thoughtfullness !!!

Marbles compasses have been carried to the far corners of the globe. To the 1st expeditions to the north and south pole by Peary & Byrd, Teddy Roosevelts expiditions deep in the Amazon & Africa...Charles Lindberg carried a Marble's Ideal, Compass, & Matchbox on the 1st trans-atlantic flight that is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institution!!! Marble's compasses were simply the prefered choice for several early explorers & adventurers mapping the planet and were world renowned !!!

For all of WL Marble's fame as a knife & axe maker, he thought his compasses & match box's were his greatest contributions to the sportsman. People around him often tired of him saying: No sportsman should go into the woods without a compass...No woodsman would think of it !!!

This is a Marble's Brass Pin-On Short Tang Coat Compass

Compass is stamped on rim : Marble Arms

It was made right in Gladstone Michigan

Compass body is 1 1/8" in diameter...3/4" in height

You can see all angles of the compass in the en-larged pics on 2nd page even tho its still in the packaging

This Compass comes to ya New,Mint, in the Un-Opened, Original packaging, very, very scarce to find as there was not a large quantity of these produced...package has a few creases in it but is in wonderfull condition 

Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at this Marble's institution !!!

 

  $75.00

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Item # 46999 - MARBLES WATERPROOF MATCH BOX - 6th MODEL 1933 -1970 PAT'D 1900-GLADSTONE MICH. U.S.A. VERY NICE !!
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Folk's, I have sold 100's of Marble's knives over the yrs. I have had several request's over the yrs about selling Marble's Compasses & Waterproof Match Box's. I have decided to start letting a few of these 2 items go to other Marbles collector's around the country... All my Match Box's & Compasses are Antique / Vintage

 Marble's Waterproof Match Box History : Webster Marble found out about 1898 that a12 gauge empty shot shell was a slip fit inside a 10 gauge. He then turned his discovery into his match box. He made supporting arms to the 10 gauge, and used the 12 gauge as the container. Collar was threaded to recieve the outside thread allowing the container to be screwed in to close, out to open. Add a rubber washer to inside cover, knurl the outside to strike a match on it, and it became a foolproof design. The Marble's Water Proof Match Box became World Famous !!!

 Explorers & Aventurers from Teddy Roosevelt to Admiral Peary & Byrd who were on quests to the North & South pole carried Marble's, Gladstone, Mich. compasses & match boxes. Charles Lindbergh on his historical flight across the ocean, spent 1lb of his precious cargo limit to carry a Marbles Ideal knife, a Marbles compass, & Marbles Match Box. They are all on display in "The Smithsonian Institution"

 Marble's made 6 model's in 5 body styles. 1st model was made & patented in 1900

ALL Marble's Match Box tool & dies were destroyed by Marble's Corp. in the turn of the last century, 2000

This is a Marble's Waterproof Match Box - 6th model, produced from 1933-1970

Box is 2 1/2" in height & about the size of a Quarter in diameter

Bottom is Stamped : Marble's, Gladstone, Mich. U.S.A. Pat'd 1900

This Match Box is in Very Good condition

Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at one of the Marble's Corp most important inventions in their history !!!  

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Item # 46990 - VINTAGE MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH. U.S.A. WRIST COMPASS-WITH ORIGINAL BOX-POSSIBLY UNUSED !!!
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Folk's, selling & trading Marble's knives and accessories for longer than I like to admit, I have had several request's about selling other Marbles related Outing Equipment. So, I have decided to start letting a few piece's of my collection go to other Marble's collectors around the country. All of my Compasses & Waterproof Match Boxes are Antique / Vintage

Marbles compasses have been carried to the far corners of the globe. To the 1st expeditions to the North and South pole by Peary & Byrd,, too deep in the Amazon & Africa by Theodore Roosevelt...Charles  Lindberg used one on the 1st trans-atlantic flight that is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institution !!!

For all of WL Marble's fame as a knife & axe maker, he thought his compasses & match box's were his greatest contributions to the sportsman. People around him often tired of him saying: No sportsman should go into the woods without a compass...No woodsman would think of it !!!

This is a Marble's Brass Wrist Compass with Leather Band

Compass is stamped on the rim of case : Marbles, Gladstone, Mich. U.S.A.

It is jewled with the red Garnet bearing

Comes with Original Marble Arms & MFG Company box...Box is boogered up a bit with 1 flap missing on one end,,, tattered a bit, but all wrinting clear to read as well as compass grafic

Compass is in Near Mint condtion & works very well...Please Note: I do not believe this compass was ever used, just folded up in the box...it has no marks at all where the peg would go into the holes to adjust it, no wear what-so-ever on any portion of the leather band !!!

Please supersize pics on the next page for a close-up look at this Marble's institution !!!

 

  $65.00

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