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Code 6938
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1618910656Code 6938 Antique compassDry compass in its original wooden box with slot lid. Signed W. T. FISHER Great Yarmouth from the mid 19th century. The compass is made up of a copper container with a lead and glass counterweight on the bottom of which is fixed a metal stem on which the eight wind compass card of engraving paper on a copper plate rests. Good condition, fully functional. Box size 24.5x25 h 18.5 cm - 9.64x9.84 h 7.28 inches, compass diameter 15.3 cm - 6 inches.

The first hints in Europe on the use of instruments using magnetic fields for orientation are dated back to the late twelfth century, especially thanks to the knowledge brought by merchants and sailors after contacts with the Arabs: we find hints in the work by Alexander Neckam "De nominibus utensilium" and in the works by Guyot de Provins, where the magnet is called "sailor's friend". Even the inventory of a Sicilian ship of 1200's, the San Nicolò, refers to the presence on board of a magnet and a "bussola di ligno", that is a wooden compass.

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