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Chinese 'South-pointing' chariot

Collection:  SCM - Navigation
Object Name:  magnetic compass
Maker:  Chou Kung; Huang Ti; Lanchester, G.H.
Place Made:  United Kingdom
Date Made:  1945-1952
Materials:  cellulose & cellulose products; wood (unidentified); metal (unknown)
Measurements:  overall: 200 mm x 255 mm x 150 mm, .12kg

Description:  Conjecture model of the south-pointing chariot invented as early as the reign of the Chinese emperor Huang-ti (2698 -2598 BC), showing mechanical device and pointing figure with cellulose cover, model by G.H. Lanchester, Esq., United Kingdom, 1945-1952

Object Number:  1952-275

Credit Line:  Mr G W Lanchester

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Huang Ti

Chou Kung

Lanchester, George H
active 1952, model maker
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