Brass mariner's compass in gimbals set in mahogany box with handles and lead weight to improve stability at sea

Made:
1775-1850 in Amsterdam
maker:
Benjamin Ayres

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Brass mariner's compass in gimbals set in mahogany box with handles and lead weight to improve stability at sea, compass by Benjamin Ayres, Amsterdam, Netherlands, c.1775 and card made later by by J.M. Kleman, Amsterdam, Netherlands, c. 1850

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1884-67
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), card, glass, ink, lead (metal) and mahogany (wood)
type:
mariner's compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • magnetic compass
credit:
Puttick and Simpson Limited