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1593766432Code 6621 Antique compassAntique nautical bearing magnetic compass, made of brass, signed Cruchon & Emons Berne n. 65885 of 1918 made for the U.S. Engineer Corps. It is a small compass, diameter 5.3 cm - inches 2.1, height 1.8 cm - 0.6 inches; 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 an eight-wind goniometric compass card to measure the angle between the line of sight and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. Complete with compass card lock. Very good condition.

The earliest historical notes on the use of magnetic power in Europe are dated back to the end of the 12th century or the beginning of XIII century and attribute to the Amalfiers the exploitation of the properties of the magnet. The cardanic suspension made its first appearance around the middle of the XVI century. An exact description is given in the brief compendium “De la esfera y de la arte de navegar” by Martin Cortés (1551), which gives precise instructions to make a compass. The improvement of this instrument is largely attributed to the discoveries of new lands, from the mid-XV century.

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