TapHi-Ho Silva

After 35 years service my Silva orienteering compass has stopped working. I didn’t think that they could but mine seems to have lost its magnetism so it will point any way I care to put it. Actually that is not quite true, there is a little charge in it so it will slowly drift around—to point exactly the wrong way! I can only imagine that it has become de-gaussed by an electric field or perhaps from getting too hot but I don’t know how. I trust that airport X-ray machines don’t harm them?

3 Responses to “Hi-Ho Silva”

^ Top