The compass was invented in China, during the Han Dynasty between the 2nd century BC and 1st century AD. The first compasses were made of lodestone, a naturally magnetized ore of iron. Ancient Chinese people found that if a lodestone was suspended so it could turn freely, it would always point in the same direction, toward the magnetic poles. Early compasses were used for geomancy “in the search for gems and the selection of sites for houses,” but were later adapted for navigation during the Song Dynasty in the 11th century.
Originally created as a scientific instrument for the collection of King George IV, the Collector’s Compass replica will be the perfect decoration for any sailing enthusiast. This design features a solid brass stand in an antique bronze finish that supports a compass suspended from gimbal-rings. These gimbal-rings keep the compass bowl horizontal no matter which way a boat may be leaning. The elegant design of the Collector’s Compass make it a perfect complement to a home office or study.
- Weight: 0,3 kg (0.66 lbs)
- Dimensions: 10,5 × 14 × 19,5 cm (4.13 x 5.51 x 7.68 in)
- Imported from the Netherlands
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|WEIGHT||0,3 kg (0.66 lbs)|
|DIMENSIONS||10,5 × 14 × 19,5 cm (4.13 x 5.51 x 7.68 in)|
|LEAVES WAREHOUSE||This product usually ships within 3-4 days|