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Code 6727
EUR 450.00
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EUR 450.00
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1606906859Code 6727 Magnopole ccompass6727 Nautical travel compass made of brass in the early 1900s, signed The Magnapole; small compass used away from magnetic fields to check the ship's heading. The compass is complete with a goniometric circle and a compass card block. Diameter 5.3 x 2 cm - 2 x 0.78 inches. Excellent condition.

Magnopole was the name of some compasses made by the Short & Mason company and some pocket compasses made in collaboration with the American company Taylor. Thomas Watling Short and William James Mason founded Short & Mason Ltd in 1875, at 40 Hatton Gardens, London.

The first historical notes on the use in Europe of the magnetic directive force date back to the end of the XII century or the beginning of XIII and attribute to the Amalfitans the exploitation of the properties of the magnet. The news that they had invented the compass, given by Panormita and repeated by Flavio Biondo, gave rise to the legend of a nonexistent Flavio Gioia of Amalfi, who in 1302 would have built the first compass. The instrument would have spread in the Mediterranean and would then be imported into the Nordic countries. This primitive compass consisted of a magnetized rod fixed on a wooden rod, floating in a container of water. The Italians made improvements with the addition, first, of a container so that the float was not disturbed by the wind; then, towards the middle of the XIV century, they placed the magnet in suspension over a point and, finally, superimposed a compass card, generally very ornate, on the magnet.

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