Campbell Aperiodic compass

Made:
1918-1920 in Sheffield
Campbell Aperiodic compass, pat.no.10578/18 card consists of eight fine wires. Campbell Aperiodic compass, pat.no.10578/18 card consists of eight fine wires.

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Campbell Aperiodic compass, pat.no.10578/18 card consists of eight fine wires.
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Campbell Aperiodic compass, pat.no.10578/18 card consists of eight fine wires.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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

Campbell Aperiodic compass, type 6/18 with a three legged supporting frame, used to reduce aircraft virbrations, originally filled with alcohol, pat.no.10578/18, with a card consisting of eight fine wires. Patented in 1918 by Campbell & Bennett, made by Mappin and Webb Co., Sheffield, 1918-1920.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1927-294
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cardboard, felt, incomplete: no longer contains alcohol, metal (unknown) and paint
type:
compass (direction indicator)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Imperial War Museum