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Executive Desk Gimble Compass 8"
This Hampton Nautical Gimbaled Desk Stand Compass is a solid brass reproduction of an antique sailing ship cabin compass. The compass is mounted on a 360-degree double-gimbaled ring system on a heavy wooded base. The gimbal ring design allows the compass to remain level regardless of the angle of the base. The base is wood so it can rest sturdy on any desk. This solid brass compass is beautifully detailed, and polished to a high luster.
- Polished brass housing for compass
- Remains level with double-gimbaled design for accurate readings
- Solid hardwood base rests firmly on a desk, table, or shelf without tipping even at sea
- Felt-lined footing protects furniture surfaces
- Hanging ring allows compass to be suspended if desired
Give one of these stunning marine compasses for sale as a gift to the nautical history fanatic in your life. Perfect for someone who has delved into the fascinating history of life at sea, this antique marine compass displays two of the most important innovations in sailing and navigation. First designed around 200 BC, the gimbal became a necessary application for many tools aboard ship, compensating for the pitch, roll, and yaw of the vessel by keeping various equipment and stores upright. Invented a thousand years prior, the mariners compass came to dominate sea faring, especially during the European Age of Discovery. This marine compass for sale demonstrates the amazing ingenuity involved in its creation, as well as displaying the intrinsic beauty in the elegant simplicity of such a device. For someone who truly understands the historic relevance and implications of the gimbal and compass, this marine compass for sale is truly a wonderful gift.