Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Magnetic Dipping Needle

magnetic dipping needle

This device's needle aligns with the Earth's magnetic field, not at a horizontal tangent to its location on the Earth's surface, but on the vertical plane at its location. It is unsigned and undated but is probably from the late 19th century.

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