Pattern 200 aircraft compass made by Kelvin & James White Ltd of 18 Cambridge Street, Glasgow. Serial no. 106. The Pattern 200 aircraft compass was designed by Captain Creagh-Osborne, Royal Navy, in 1911. This example is associated with Basil Watson who designed and built a Sopwith-type biplane at his parent's house in Brighton, Victoria in 1916. Watson flew the first official air mail between Mt Gambier and Melbourne on 15 February 1917. He was killed when his machine broke up in the air near Point Cook, Victoria on 28 March 1917.

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Pattern 200 aircraft compass. Serial no. 106.

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