Compass dial

Imitation compass dial for latitude 50° North. Circular horizontal dial with a fake lathe-turned plastic box, with lid. It has an hour scale numbered in black paint and a shaped and engraved brass gnomon that folds flat when not in use. It is also marked with an 'M'. The compass has a steel needle in the form of an arrow and is surmounted by a shallow conical brass pivot. A glass plate covers all. The case is coloured bottle-green, rectangular in shape and in the form of a book with gold-coloured 'page' edges. It is lined with white satin and black velvet.

Object Details

ID: AST0249.1
Type: Compass dial
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Mary Rose Trading Ltd
Date made: 1983
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 7 mm; Diameter: 33 mm
Parts: Facsimile compass dial

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