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Code 7361
EUR 600.00
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EUR 600.00
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1659541822Code 7361 Pocket CompassSmall pocket compass, mahogany wood and brass, used by British aviation officers during the First World War, complete with compass card with eight winds with a goniometric circle and a compass needle lock for calculating horizontal angles. Signed J Wardale & Co London N° 7182 made in 1918. Very good working condition. Cm 8x8x 2,7 - inches 3.15x3.15x1.6

The Greeks and the Romans didn't know the possibility to use magnetic fields for orient, 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 the North too, 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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