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1579688532Code 6544 American compassSmall liquid compass on universal joint signed C.C. GALBRAITH & SON INC NEW YORK N.Y. from the early 1900s, mounted on a walnut board. The compass consists of a cylindrical box made of brass and bronze, on the bottom of which a hard metal stem is fixed, on which the eight-wind compass card is placed and complete with a goniometric circle. Very good condition and in perfect working order. Compass diameter 7.5 cm - 2.95 inches, board size 12.5x6.5 cm - 4.9x2.55 inches.

The use of a magnetic needle is described by the Arab scientist Bailak Al Qabajaqi: in 1242 during a travel from Tripoli in Syria to Alexandria the captain of the ship used it, putting in a pail with water a piece of cork with a needle and magnetizing it with a magnet; the needle moved immediately in the North-South direction.

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