Chinese 'South-pointing' chariot

Made:
1945-1952 in United Kingdom

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Model of a "South-Pointing" Chinese Chariot, Chou Kung; Huang Ti, China, 1122-1155 BCE; 2698-2598 BCE. From a colour
Science Museum Group Collection
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Model of a "South-Pointing" Chinese Chariot, Chou Kung; Huang Ti, China, 1122-1155 BCE; 2698-2598 BCE. From a colour
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model of a "South-Pointing" Chinese Chariot, Chou Kung; Huang Ti, China, 1122-1155 BCE; 2698-2598 BCE
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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

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

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

Conjecture model of the south-pointing chariot invented as early as the reign of the Chinese emperor Huang-ti (2698 -2598 BC), showing mechanical device and pointing figure with cellulose cover, model by G.H. Lanchester, Esq., United Kingdom, 1945-1952

Conjectural model, built by George H. Lanchester, of a Chinese "South pointing chariot", operated by differential gearing. (c1950)

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1952-275
Materials:
cellulose & cellulose products, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
magnetic compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Mr G W Lanchester

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