Admiralty steering compass demonstrating the laminated compass needles typical of the mid-19th century

Made:
1850-1870 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown
specifier:
Board of Admiralty

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Steering compass; small size, Admiralty, 1831-1870, United Kingdom. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Steering compass; small size, Admiralty, 1831-1870, United Kingdom. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Admiralty steering compass demonstrating the laminated compass needles typical of the mid-19th century, in eight sided wood box, unsigned, British, 1850-1870

Admiralty steering compass, with a 6 1/2 inch diameter dry card, for smaller vessels, mid-19th century.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1876-801
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, incomplete, paint, paper (fibre product), steel (metal), varnish, wood (unidentified)
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:
Admiralty Hydrographic Department

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