Azimuth compass

Made:
1840-1860 in London
maker:
Spencer, Browning & Co.

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1778-1784 Azimuth compass, 7 inch, by Spencer & Browning
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Dry azimuth compass, 7, on gimbals fitted with moveable sighting line for taking azimuths, and a prismatic optical
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Dry azimuth compass, 7', on gimbals fitted with moveable sighting line for taking azimuths, and a prismatic optical
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Dry azimuth compass, 7", on gimbals fitted with moveable sighting line for taking azimuths, and a prismatic optical system. Made by Spencer, Browning & Co., London, 1840-1860.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1917-62
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), cotton (fibre), glass, incomplete: no lid., lead (metal), mica, paper (fibre product), silver (metal)
Measurements:
overall (with stand): 232 mm x 240 mm x 233 mm, 5.16kg
type:
variation compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Wiggins, F. and Sons
status:
Permanent collection

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