Reflecting compass by F. Wiggins

Reflecting compass by F. Wiggins

This unusual compass is meant to be viewed by reflection in an inclined mirror in the base of the binnacle.

The magnetic system consists of 8 strip shaped magnets which are attached below a large translucent annular mica compass card. This card is supported on a steel pivot on a pendulous weight which is mounted in gimbals.

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Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1917-61
type:
magnetic compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Wiggins, F. and Sons

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