Dent's patent liquid compass with air chamber around rim

Made:
1860-1870 in London
maker:
E Dent and Company
Dent's liquid compass

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Dent's liquid compass
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Dent's patent liquid compass with air chamber around rim, weighted with lead to improve stability, by E Dent and Company, London, 1860-1870

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1876-803
Materials:
alcohol, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, lead (metal), mica and paint
type:
magnetic compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Admiralty Hydrographic Department