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Ship's Direction Finder, 1920s

Inventory Number: 35780

35780-4t 35780-1t 35780-2t 35780-3t

Date: 1920s

Maker Details: Unknown

Inscription: None

Size: 150 x 150 x 180 mm (casing)

Materials: Glass, plastic, bakelite, teak?, copper, assorted metals.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 109, 837 (white tag), Science Museum Loan 1936-271.


Ship's Direction Finder (or Radiogoniometer), in pale-painted copper square casing. With two plastic 360-degree scales (marked pelorus ring and relative bearing) in glazed cover with two bakelite dials on metal base upon upper surface of cylinder. Cylinder surrounded by teak? casing, and on ebonite base. Outer casing loose around object.

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