Prismatic compass with bubble tube and small telescope, 1840-1863

Made:
1832-1840
maker:
Andrew Yeates
and
Hartley,C A

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Prismatic compass with bubble tube and small telescope, by Andrew Yeates, 12 Brighton Place, New Kent Road, London, 1832-1840. Inside lid engraved: 'Captain C. A. Hartley'.

Magnetic compasses are portable and easy to use for rapid survey where high accuracy is not required. this example was made by Andrew Yeates of London. The inscription engraved on the casing reads 'Designed & Made by Andrew Yeates, 12 Brighton Place New Kent Road'.

Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1948-27
Materials:
alcohol, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, mahogany (wood), steel (metal), wood (unidentified)
type:
prismatic compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Royal Meteorological Society
status:
Permanent collection

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