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polaris compass

compasses ACO027

2-1/4"W x 2-1/4"H x 5/8"D

list price: $43.75
your price: $35.00
polaris compass

Polaris compass in brass and glass and a distressed French finish.

The compass opened the world to exploration and discovery. Invented in China thousands of years ago, it was primarily used by Feng-Shui priests, hired to advise on how and where to build.

Today the compass still is a basic tool, a magnetized needle rotating on a vertical pin, pointing at the Earth's magnetic North. 16th century sailors accustomed to following coastlines, could suddenly cross oceans.
Sailors now devised a compass course, while still using their age-old knowledge of steering by fixed stars, ocean currents and prevailing winds to establish position.

see also:
telescope
telescope
plane model with globe
plane model with globe
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