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Code 6654
EUR 500.00
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EUR 500.00
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1594716500Code 6654 Antique compassBearing liquid prismatic compass signed Barker’s Patents 29677/10 14083/13 used by officers of the British army during the First World War, complete with original leather case. It is a small-sized 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 complete with optical prism for magnification and a goniometric compass card to measure the angle between the sight line and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. Very good condition, fully functional. Diameter 5.2 cm - 2 inches, height 2.5 cm - 0.98 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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