Hourglass with compass

26,62 IVA incl.

Beautiful hourglass handcrafted with wood and brass. On one side it has a compass similar to the watches used in navigation.

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HOURGLASS COMPASS

 

Hourglass compass. This hourglass with compass was used for centuries in navigation to find the latitude of the ship.

The origin of hourglasses is uncertain. It is believed that the Roman armies used them at night; it has also been said that they were invented by a French monk at the end of the 8th century; at that time, Charlemagne, the king of the Franks, had one so large that it only had to be turned every 12 hours.

Certain hourglasses were commonly used during sailing voyages to establish the length of work days within the ship, of which Antiquus reproduces several examples.

This classic model of hourglass with compass allows you to find out the course, as well as the time elapsed since the voyage began.

Unlike the clepsydra, the movement of the ship during navigation did not affect the hourglass.

The fact that the hourglass used granular materials rather than liquids led to more accurate measurements, as the hourglass was prone to condensation forming inside during temperature changes.

Mariners found that the hourglass was able to help them determine longitude, distance east or west from a certain point, with reasonable accuracy.

Our hourglass is handcrafted from wood and brass, decorated with damascened engravings that give it a beautiful and unique character. It comes with a small booklet with a brief historical account of the hourglass.

Measurements:

Height: 10.5 cm

Diameter: 5 cm

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hourglass

 

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 0,15 × 0,1 × 0,1 cm
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Hourglass compass. This hourglass with compass was used for centuries in navigation to find the latitude of the ship.Hourglass with compass
26,62 IVA incl.

Availability: In stock

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