Chinese 'South-pointing' chariot

Made:
1945-1952 in United Kingdom
Chinese 'South-pointing' chariot

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Chinese 'South-pointing' chariot
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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, 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:
1952-275/1
Materials:
cellulose & cellulose products, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 200 mm x 255 mm x 150 mm, .12kg
type:
magnetic compass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Mr G W Lanchester