When it comes to compasses, there are many who promise to give you accurate readings but nothing can compare to Brunton compasses. These compasses, also known as Brunton Pocket Transit are no ordinary ones. These are specialized instrument that uses magnetic induction damping to dampen needle oscillation. Such mechanism is very important especially to those who need to make accurate degree and angle measurements in the field like geologists, archaeologists, environmental engineers and surveyors.
These compasses were patented in 1894 by David W. Brunton and can be adjusted for declination angle according to the user’s location on the Earth. Holding the compass at waist level, the user looks down into the mirror and lines up the target, needle and guide line that is on the mirror.
These compasses can also be used in areas with great magnetic force. Most traditional compasses experience giving accurate location or readings when in a region with abnormal magnetism like in a field containing magnetite or iron-containing materials (ships, airplanes, etc). But with Brunton compass, measurements are unaffected by the magnetic fields thus are able to give the user accurate and reliable readings.
Another trivia - did you know that even the United States Army also uses such compasses for their crew-served artillery? That is how much reliable the Brunton’s capability is! So why not get yourself one! For professional use or just for outdoor camping, these compasses are really useful and would not let you down! Reasonably priced and reliable – having one would be memorable!