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Mining compass in engraved ivory case, Italian, 17th century
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Title
Mining compass in engraved ivory case, Italian, 17th century
Work Type
Surveying
Date
1601-1700
Location
Italy
Material
brass (copper, zinc alloy); glass; ivory; pine (wood); silver (metal); steel (metal); wood (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 45 mm x 120 mm x 75 mm, .14kg
Description
Mining compass in engraved ivory case, Italian, 17th century; Magnetic compasses are portable and easy to use for rapid survey where high accuracy is not required. Particularly useful in mines, the compass could be hung on a hemp rope stretched along the mine gallery and the compass points used to call the direction of mineral veins.; Magnetic compasses are portable and easy to use for rapid survey where high accuracy is not required. Particularly useful in mines, the compass could be hung on a hemp rope stretched along the mine gallery and the compass points used to call the direction of mineral veins.
ID Number
co52833
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_SMG00177835.jpg
SSID
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