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Antique compasses/6618-Vintage compass
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6618Code 6618 Vintage compassLiquid bearing prismatic compass signed T.G. C. Ltd London N. B 311702 1945 MK III, used by officers of the English army during the second world war, complete with original green fabric case. It is a small vintage compass typically used in pleasure sailing, therefore on boats less subject to magnetic deviation. It can also be held in the hand and therefore far from the magnetic fields of the boat. It is equipped with a sight system with finish line complete with optical prism for magnification and a goniometric compass card so as to make it possible to measure the angle between the sight line and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. Very good condition, fully functional. Diameter 5.8 cm - 2.28 inches, height 3 cm - 1.18 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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