Sledge compass used in search for Sir John Franklin and the ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror'
Sledge compass in velvet-lined leather case, with lid and case connected by metal strap, unsigned, British, 1845-1850. Used in the Arctic between 1850 and 1853 by the sledge parties searching for Sir John Franklin and his ships the Erebus and the Terror.
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- brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), leather, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), textile and velvet
- magnetic compass
- Admiralty Hydrographic Department
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