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    Brunton Pocket Transit
    From: Victor Garand
    Date: 2005 Jan 31, 08:54 -0700
    Excerpt from Kooter's:
    "In reality a compass can only be perfectly balanced for one specific location around the globe.  But, depending on the needle suspension, the compass can handle a range of magnetic dip.  Both the LM and ComPro models we stock have "International" needle suspension, meaning that within limits, it can accommodate a limited amount of variation in magnetic dip without any trouble.  But there are limits you need to keep in mind.  In general, the term "International" best describes the ability to handle variation of dip that happens as you change longitude.
    A stock Brunton is made for the Northern hemisphere, so if you are going to use a Brunton very near or south of the equator, let us know and we will special order a compass balanced to account for your region.
    The factory does not charge for this special balancing if it is done when the compass is ordered, but there is a service charge if you need to do it later."
    My "Brunton" Pocket Transit (1970's vintage made in Japan) has proven reasonably useable from NW Canada to Bolivia, to Swaziland, to the Philippines etc.

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