Mariner's compass, c 1700s.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Mariner's compass, c 1700s.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Compass in gimbals, with brass bowl and compass cards. This compass is said to have been the property of Sir Issac Newton. The bowl is inscribed with: 'Benj. Ayres fecit Amsterm' and the card is marked with 'J M Kleman fecit Amsterm'.
 

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10411693
 

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