Mariner's compass

Made:
c. 1775 in France and Marseilles
maker:
Joseph Roux
Wooden bowl type Mariner's compass, glass cracked. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Wooden bowl type Mariner's compass, glass cracked. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic Roux, Joseph  (1725-1793) c. 1775 Wooden bowl type Mariner's compass, glass cracked

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Wooden bowl type Mariner's compass, glass cracked. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden bowl type Mariner's compass, glass cracked. From a colour transparency in the Science Museum Photographic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Roux, Joseph (1725-1793) c. 1775 Wooden bowl type Mariner's compass, glass cracked
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Musuem

Early wooden bowl type mariner's compass with letters indicating the winds of the Mediterranean. By Joseph Roux, Marseilles, 1770-1780.

Mariners compass by Joseph Roux of Marseilles c1775. The magnet and card have been offset (20deg. W) for the local variation, and the card is marked with the names of local winds

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1924-346
Materials:
cardboard, complete, glass, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
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:
Parodi, A.