Strange Compass in Big / Small Game Posted July 29 Hello All, I have this old compass that I never use, but am curious about. It is made by Keuffer + Essel, who made a lot of precision equipment like drafting tools, etc. It's not a good woods compass, because it is rather bulky and heavy. It takes the needle a long time to settle down. It is well made, and the big dial could give you some precision, but it doesn't have a mirror, and the "gunsight" on the lid isn't really good to shoot a line with. There is no fixture on the underside to attach to a staff. The strangest thing is the chart inside the lid. A grid with numbered cells from 1 to 36. I googled around and couldn't find what it's for. I assume it's for some kind of point sampling, like to take ore samples, soil samples, or forestry measurements? Tick off each plot with a crayon as you go? Maybe one of you know something about this cool old artifact.