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Code 6735A
EUR 400.00
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EUR 400.00
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1603971069Code 6735A Antique compassPocket compass signed Keuffel & Esser Co New York, used by US Army officers during the First World War of chrome-plated brass in the shape of a pocket watch. The compass is equipped with a lid with snap closure with release button inside the ring. Excellent condition, fully functional. Diameter 4.5 cm - 1.77 inches, thickness 1.3 cm - 0.5 inches.

The Keuffel & Esser Co. company was a manufacturer of tools for design founded in 1867 by WJD Keuffel and H. Esser; the company began by selling tools for drawing and design in New York and then start selling, in 1876, surveying tools. In 1889 the company moved into new plant in New Jersey and in the ten years later it began to market new surveying instruments based on the studies of John Paul, an Italian immigrant. At the same time it also started the production of sextants, in agreement with the U.S. Navy. In the '20s the company began to manufacture slide rules; during the Second World War it made fire tools for the U.S. government and it won three "Army-Navy E Award" for excellence in manufacturing.

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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