The lady at the estate sale where I purchased this set said it belonged to her father and that he used it while serving in the Navy during WWII.
This would have been used by a member of the air crew. Its a navigator's map plotting kit. These were used to determine the position of ships or aircraft.
There are two instruments. One is marked "Dietzgen Made in U.S.", the other is marked "Germany". It appears that at one time there was a small screwdriver included, but it is no longer here.
The instruments reside in a black leatherette case that has gold lettering that says "Navigator's Case U.S. Navy". The case has slight rubbing. It closes with two snaps. The snaps work great but some of the paint has worn a bit thin. The inside of the case is navy blue in color and has form fitting slots for the instruments.
The name that you see written in the center only shows up because of the flash from my camera. It is extremely hard to even see it otherwise.
This would be a great addition to a WWII collection. These are fairly rare and very few remain in the selling market.
Delivery will be via USPS First Class Mail Parcel. Buyer to pay delivery charges of $5.99. Shipping is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE about possible partial REFUND on shipping charges:
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Previously, shipping charges were based solely on weight and a package cost the same amount regardless of where it was being shipped to in the United States. This year they went a bit overboard. Now, with this year's increase, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. This latest increase has added an additional .46 cents to up to $1.43 on packages. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
To complicate things even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
COMBINED SHIPPING INFORMATION
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can fit safely into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap and on top of that, this year Paypal started charging a currency conversion fee of 4.4%. International shipping now depends on the destination country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.