what really differentiates us from the animals… our ability to accessorise – even with a vintage split screen camper!

So what really differentiates us from the animals, is our ability to accessorise, especially when it comes to having a vintage split screen camper! Having upgraded the gear stick to the amazing Gene Berg bus shifter, it was time to find a home for this amazing vintage Polco Car Compass my wonderful wife found for me a few years ago!

The vintage Polco car compass, complete with its original packaging
The vintage Polco car compass, complete with its original packaging

The original box packaging is fantastic, and the compass is pretty much complete with both the original instructions and even the original bill of sale/receipt from its original purchase. Unfortunately it does not have the date of sale, but it was bought at Gamages, a department store founded by Mr. A. W. Gamage at 116-128 Holborn, London, EC1. Unfortunately the store closed in March 1972.

The vintage Polco car compass, complete with its original packaging, instructions and bill of sale!
The vintage Polco car compass, complete with its original packaging, instructions and bill of sale!

The compass still functions as it should, but unfortunately whatever fluid was used to fill the inside of the dome, has long since dissipated. The original plastic suction cup is also missing, but this should not be too hard to source a suitable replacement.

Superb hand drawn illustrations in the instructions of the vintage Polco car compass
Superb hand drawn illustrations in the instructions of the vintage Polco car compass

Once a replacement suction cup is sourced, it will make a great looking addition to the dash area of the split screen camper!

Vintage Gamages of Holborn, London advert for ‘Everything for Motorists’
Vintage Gamages of Holborn, London advert for ‘Everything for Motorists’

A classic vintage Gamage ad offering ‘Everything for motorists

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