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Code 7374
EUR 600.00
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EUR 600.00
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1659542637Code 7374 Pocket CompassLiquid bearing compass signed F. Barker & Sons London, used by British army officers during the first world war. It is a small vintage compass typically used in recreational sailing, therefore on boats less subject to magnetic deviation. It can also be held in the hand and therefore away from the magnetic fields of the boat. It is equipped with a sighting system and a goniometric compass card in order to make it possible to measure the angle between the line of sight and the north indicated by the magnetic needle. In excellent condition, fully functional, complete with leather case. Measurements diameter 5 cm – 1.9 inches, height 2,5 cm - 1 inches.

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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