Kelvin 4-inch aperiodic compass with gimbals

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

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:
  • component - object
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Donated by Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin).

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