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Compass in its Original Wooden Box Signed Sestrel Early 1900s

$1,985.04

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Magnetic compass on universal joint in its original wooden box with slot lid, signed Sestrel in the early 1900s. The compass consists of a cylindrical vessel of brass and bronze, called a mortar, on the bottom of which is fixed a hard metal stem, called a sensitive element, on which the compass card rests so that zero coincides with the magnetic polarity . To minimize friction, the mortar is filled with liquid with a low freezing point, also having the purpose of quickly dampening any oscillations of the complex and closed at the top by a sturdy protective glass. Excellent condition, fully functional. Box size 20 x 20 x 13 cm - 7.87 x 7.87 x 5.11 inches, compass diameter 13 cm - 5.11 inches.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.12 in. (13 cm)Width: 7.88 in. (20 cm)Depth: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 1900s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1020222708902

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Milan, Italy
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