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WWII Compass
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WWII Pocket Compass

If you have a collector of seafaring devices in your life, this historically accurate pocket compass would delight even the pickiest of gift recipients. Beautifully detailed face, hinge to open and quite the conversation piece!

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.

Symbolic and fun. Educational and decorative.

2 1/4" x 3/4"
Ships to the continental US only

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