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6503Code 6503 Antique compassBrass prismatic bearing compass; it is a small compass, Verner’s Pattern model produced in 1918 and supplied to English officers, typically used in navigation. It can also be held in the hand and therefore far from magnetic fields. It is equipped with a sight system complete with optical prism for enlargement and a goniometric compass card to measure the angle between the sight line and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. Complete with compass card lock. Very good condition, fully functional, diameter 5.3 cm - 2 inches, thickness 2 cm - 0.78 inches.

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.

Vintage compasses are measuring instruments that had always a large public of collectors, that choose them between all antique instruments.

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