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Code 7082
EUR 500.00
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EUR 500.00
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1635255469Code 7082 Travel compassNautical travel compass made of brass in the early 1900s, this is a small compass used away from magnetic fields to check the ship's course. The compass is complete with a goniometric circle and a compaas card block. Diameter 5.3 x 2 cm - 2 x 0.78 inches. Excellent condition.

The invention of compass is mysterious but it’s well known that magnetite was discovered in the city of Asia Minor Magnesia. Greeks and the Romans didn't know the possibility to use magnetic fields for orientation, but this possibility probably was known by the Chinese people: about in 2600 B.C. Hoang-Ti the emperor won Tchi-Yeou the prince using a magic cart, the See-Nan (cart indicating the South), finding the way of escape of the enemy that has been covered by smoke: on this cart there was a rotating human shaped figure with an arm stretched indicating the South (obviously indicating also the North, but the South was the most important cardinal point for the Chinese people). The Chinese people used magnetic fields also for spectacles: throwing magnetized arrows like dice, they indicated south like a magic, amazing the public.

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