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The Authentic Models Lifeboat Compass is antique science and history captured in vintage-style aged brass. The solid bronze gimbaled compass sits inside an expertly hand distressed, French finished box. 'French finish' means several layers of varnish are added to the wood, in between sanding, rubbing and waxing, which creates an authentic and aged finished look.
The North Atlantic is an unforgiving place; freak storms, fog banks, and severe weather make navigation a survival issue. The Authentic Models Lifeboat Compass is a faithful replica of an Atlantic Lifeboat dory compass. Stacks of dory compasses were sailed to the Great Banks and deep-sea cod fishermen used them to navigate the difficult waters.
Exploration and Innovation
Through centuries of technological innovation, sailers managed to chart the entire world. By inventing 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. Set sail for the fabled Spice Islands, legendary Cathay, or even the rumoured South Lands with the instrument of exploration that allowed sailers to cross vast oceans, and explorers to discover entirely new continents. The compass truly was the implement that changed the Renaissance world, forever...
Product Code: CO015 Brand: Authentic Models Material: Brass Colour: Brass
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