Brass-bound lodestone, maker unknown, Europe, 1675-1700.
Lodestones were used to re-magnetise compass needles, which gradually lost their magnetism over time and prevented the compass from functioning correctly. The owner of this lodestone is unknown, but they probably owned a magnetic compass and took this lodestone with them when they travelled.
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- furnishing and equipment
- vehicle - transportation
- Howgrave-Graham, Robert Pickersgill
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