Admiralty standard prismatic azimuth compass

Made:
1850-1860 in London
maker:
Henry Barrow

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Prismatic azimuth compass with spare scale dial.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Admiralty standard prismatic azimuth compass with lead weight in base, sighting line, and compass card on metal stand. Made by Henry Barrow for the Admiralty, London, 1850-1860.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1876-802
Materials:
cardboard, complete, copper (alloy), cotton (textile), glass, metal (unknown)
Measurements:
overall (with stand): 263 mm x 241 mm x 230 mm, 5.155kg
type:
variation compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Admiralty Hydrographic Department
status:
Permanent collection

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