Torpedo boat liquid compass on gimbals, pattern no

Made:
1875-1885 in London
maker:
E Dent & Company Limited

Torpedo boat liquid compass on gimbals, pattern no. 24, with iridium pivot designed to reduce vibration in fast vessels. By E Dent & Company Limited, London, 1875-1885.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1924-402
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cardboard, incomplete: has been drained of liquid, iridium, metal (unknown), mica, tin (metal)
type:
mariner's compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty
status:
Permanent collection

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