Direction Finding. The Compass.

Le Loup

John McDouall Stuart
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18th Century Danish Compass.
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18th Century Sundial Compass.
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My copy of an 18th Century Brass Sundial Compass found in a Ranger Camp site.
Keith.
 

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John McDouall Stuart
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Interesting old compasses, this one looks very much like the replica you found at the campsite

https://www.crazycrow.com/site/sundial-compass/

Think I shall get one as not particulary expensive. Might come in handy when watch batteries go flat without warning.
The original was one found at the Ranger camp site Chigger, mine is a copy which I purchased. Same as the one from Crazy Crow.
Keith.
 

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Thanks, will get one as would be useful. Also from Crazy Cow is a more elaborate compass/sundial which stands on adjustable legs and has a protractor so the sundial can be orientated to the latitude of where the sundial is located.

This gives greater accuracy of the sundial readings.
 
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