Kelvin 4-inch aperiodic compass with gimbals

Made:
1876
maker:
James White
and
William Baron Kelvin Thomson

Kelvin type 4-inch aperiodic compass with gimbals, by James White, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1876

Details

Category:
Navigation
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, paint and paper (fibre product)
Identifier:
1876-739 Pt1
type:
mariner's compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin).