Pocket Prismatic Compass

Made:
1890-1914 in Hatton Garden
maker:
James Joseph Hicks
Pocket Prismatic Compass

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Pocket Prismatic Compass
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Pocket prismatic magnetic compass by J. Hicks, 8 Hatton Garden, London, 1890-1914.

Details

Category:
Surveying
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
1979-269
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, paper (fibre product) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (closed): 25 mm x 103 mm x 75 mm, .2kg
type:
prismatic compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust