Pocket Magnetic Compass

Made:
1796 in London

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Pocket compass in silver case with magnetic variation correlated to late 18th century London, unsigned, hallmarked 1796

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1916-75 A
Materials:
enamel, glass and silver (alloy)
type:
magnetic compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Mr. Evan Roberts