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Battenberg Course Indicator, Mark III and Box, by Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd., c.1920

Inventory Number: 12973
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2003-11
Brief Description: "The Battenberg Course Indicator was designed to aid speed and distance calculations, in particular tracking the position of a ship relative to others, and was of particular use when moving in large convoys. The main body of the instrument, which is made of a light alloy, has a degree scale marked on its outer edge. The guide's bar, with the large pointer, is set to the compass course of the guide ship. The bar pivoted at the centre of the small circle has a scale for speed and the other two bars have scales for distance. The instrument is contained in a painted wooden box, which also holds a metal guide bar for the instrument. Station, speed and distance indicators were first developed following the introduction of fast steam ships, when it became more important to be able to calculate the course and speed of other vessels within sight. The Battenberg course indicator was invented in 1892 by Prince Louis of Battenburg (1854-1921), who later became First Sea Lord. [Taken from Royal Museums Greenwich collections online].
12973.1 - Painted wooden box with black handle and interior supports for the Battenberg Course Indicator.
12973.2 - Battenberg Course Indicator is a circular instrument made of a light alloy, has a degree scale marked on its outer edge. The guide's bar, with the large pointer, is set to the compass course of the guide ship. The bar pivoted at the centre of the small circle has a scale for speed.
12973.3 - Metal bar used as scales for distance.
12973.4 - Metal bar used as scales for distance. "
Primary Inscriptions: 'BATTENBERG'S COURSE INDICATOR / MARK III / A.P. 600 / ELLIOTT BROTHERS (LONDON) LTD. / NO.2735'
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2003.
Collection Group: Elliott Collection
Material(s): German silver
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
105 335 340 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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Case for Battenberg Course Indicator, Mark III, by Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd., c.1920

Inventory Number: 12973
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2003-11
Brief Description: Painted wooden box with black handle and interior supports for the Battenberg Course Indicator.
Primary Inscriptions: 'BATTENBERG'S COURSE INDICATOR / MARK III / A.P. 600 / ELLIOTT BROTHERS (LONDON) LTD. / NO.2735'
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2003.
Collection Group: Elliott Collection
Material(s): German silver
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
105 335 340 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Image with multimedia irn 47161

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/12973

Battenberg Course Indicator, Mark III, by Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd., c.1920

Inventory Number: 12973
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2003-11
Brief Description: Battenberg Course Indicator is a circular instrument made of a light alloy, has a degree scale marked on its outer edge. The guide's bar, with the large pointer, is set to the compass course of the guide ship. The bar pivoted at the centre of the small circle has a scale for speed.
. The main body of the instrument, which is made of a light alloy, has a degree scale marked on its outer edge. The guide's bar, with the large pointer, is set to the compass course of the guide ship. The bar pivoted at the centre of the small circle has a scale for speed and the other two bars have scales for distance. The instrument is contained in a painted wooden box, which also holds a metal guide bar for the instrument. Station, speed and distance indicators were first developed following the introduction of fast steam ships, when it became more important to be able to calculate the course and speed of other vessels within sight. The Battenberg course indicator was invented in 1892 by Prince Louis of Battenburg (1854-1921), who later became First Sea Lord. [Taken from Royal Museums Greenwich collections online].
Primary Inscriptions: 'BATTENBERG'S COURSE INDICATOR / MARK III / A.P. 600 / ELLIOTT BROTHERS (LONDON) LTD. / NO.2735'
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2003.
Collection Group: Elliott Collection
Material(s): German silver
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
105 335 340 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Image with multimedia irn 47161

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/12973

First Metal Bar for Battenberg Course Indicator, Mark III and Box, by Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd., c.1920

Inventory Number: 12973
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2003-11
Brief Description:
Metal bar used as scales for distance.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2003.
Collection Group: Elliott Collection
Material(s): German silver
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
105 335 340 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Image with multimedia irn 47161

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/12973

Second Metal Bar for Battenberg Course Indicator, Mark III and Box, by Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd., c.1920

Inventory Number: 12973
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2003-11
Brief Description:
Metal bar used as scales for distance.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2003.
Collection Group: Elliott Collection
Material(s): German silver
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
105 335 340 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Image with multimedia irn 47161

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/12973