Compass: Sestrel sighting compass from a radio directional aerial

Maker
Brooke and Gatehouse Limited (estab. 1955)
Production date
1960s
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Object detail

Description
Compass with a liquid mounted card and a prism sight. Circular metal case has green and white verdigris evident and a light blue tarnish that surrounds the compass which is visible beneath a domed plastic housing. The plastic prism segment is secured in a metal clip that reflect the dome and compass sight below it.

The compass has been removed from a hand-held directional aerial that would have been coupled with a Brookes and Gatehouse Homer marine radio receiver.
This instrument was used by Gerry Clark to survey seabird colonies on sub-Antarctic Islands.
Accession number
2017.40.8
Museum System ID
37916
Collection type
Collection
Gerry Clark
Classification
Maker and role
Brooke and Gatehouse Limited (estab. 1955): Manufacturer
Media/Materials
Bronze: 0 - Whole
lens: 0 - Whole
compass oil: 0 - Whole
Measurement details
3D objects (HxWxD): H 95 x W 85 x D 90mm: 0 - Whole
Production place and notes
England, Great Britain, Europe
On display?
Not on display

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