Artificial horizon

An artificial horizon believed to have belonged to Cpt John Ross and used on Arctic voyages.  Artificial horizons were used by the navigators of sailing ships when they were becalmed and very often in fog, when the natural horizon was not visible.
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length 200mm; height 110mm; (max. open 240mm)
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wood, mercury, glass
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Accession number :
WIWMS 1986.367
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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