Brass mariner's compass in gimbals set in mahogany box

Made:
1775-1850 in Amsterdam
maker:
Benjamin Ayres

Brass mariner's compass in gimbals set in mahogany box with handles and lead weight to improve stability at sea, compass by Benjamin Ayres, Amsterdam, Netherlands, c.1775 and card made later by by J.M. Kleman, Amsterdam, Netherlands, c. 1850

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Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1884-67
Materials:
brass (copper, card, glass, ink, lead (metal), mahogany (wood), zinc alloy)
type:
mariner's compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Puttick and Simpson Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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