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Compass in its Original Wooden Box Signed Sestrel Early 1900s



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.


  • 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
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 1900s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1020222708902

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