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Liquid compass - aircraft
|Gallery location||Not on display|
|Description||Liquid compass Bowl: Black painted white metal, filler plug on side and expansion chamber fitted to base. Mounted in a brass gimbal ring which is attached at the two pivot points to metal brackets. Inside of bowl painted white, lubber line extends from verge glass to base of bowl. Card: White painted mica? ring with black markings, graduated to points and to 360 degrees on inner side of ring, attached to float by a metal frame. Needle: Two magnetic needles attached to card by the metal frame mentioned above. Pivot: Unsighted, assumed to be of inverted pivot type. On ACO wooden stand Diameter; 6.35" (16.2cm) O.A. Height 5.5" (14.0cm0|
|Artist/Maker||Henry Hughes & Son Limited
Clift, E. H.
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Admiralty Compass Observatory|
|Materials||white metal; mica; liquid; wood; glass; brass|
|Measurements||Overall: 140 mm; Diameter: 155 mm|
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