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Code 5978
EUR 800.00
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EUR 800.00
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1518522027Code 5978 Vintage compassBrass and glass dry compass on universal joint signed Blake & Son Gosport made in the first half of the 19th century and mounted on a walnut wood base. The compass is made of a brass and glass case on the bottom of which a metal stem is fixed, on which is supported the eight-wind compass card of paper printed by engraving on a copper plate. Good condition, fully functional. Base measures 16x9 cm - 6.29x3.54 inches, compass diameter 8,5 cm - 3.34 inches, total height cm 11.5 - inches 4.52.

The Greeks and the Romans didn’t know the possibility to use magnetic fields for orient, but this possibility probably was known by the Chinese people: about in 2600 B.C. Hoang-Ti the emperor won Tchi-Yeou the prince using a magic cart, the See-Nan (cart indicating the South), finding the way of escape of the enemy that has been covered by smoke: on this cart there was a rotating human shaped figure with an arm stretched indicating the South (obviously indicating the North too, but the South was the most important cardinal point for the Chinese people). The Chinese people used magnetic fields also for spectacles: throwing magnetized arrows like dice, they indicated south like a magic, amazing the public.

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