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Cardan compass

108,90 €

HMS000H43

The cardan or marine compass is a nautical instrument whose use was fundamental in the development of navigation and cartography.

The cardan or marine compass is a nautical instrument whose use was fundamental in the development of navigation and cartography.

It consists of a magnetized needle free to turn around a vertical axis, and it will point in the direction of the magnetic (polar) meridian.

The marine compass or magnetic compass is placed within a cylindrical container mounted in a Cardan suspension within a column. This column also holds magnets arranged to compensate for the influence of the iron on board, annulling what is known as "deviation".

Data sheet

Height13.5 cm
Width10 cm
Depth5.5 cm