Ref. : 532 103
Production Date : Circa 1980’s
This is a quite rare compass. In fact I’ve never seen such a compass before – even made by other brands than Rotring. It is built in high-gloss brass, chromium plated and is very sturdy construction. The compass operate in a « parallel-motion » which mean that the needle and the lead are always stricly perpendicular to the drawing sheet. The illustration on the back of the box is very clear on that point. It is particularly useful with Rapidograph pens that need to be as perpendicular to the paper as possible to get the best results. The compass can be fitted with leads, pens, and circle cutter. It can draw circle up to 420 mm. I’m not sure about the purpose of the 2 little screws on the arms of the compass, because even when screwed thight they doesn’t block the arms and you can still operate them. A very singular, beautiful and unique compass. In the box there is also a small brochure with very instructive pictures on the Rotring range of tools.