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Brass Gimbal Compasses

First developed before the birth of Christ, the gimbal was a mechanism of great scientific and mechanical import, for the first time allowing an object to remain stationary while its surrounding environment moved in any direction. With an elegant design and classic style, each of Handcrafted Nautical Décor’s fabulous Gimbal Compasses is a fascinating piece of history you can enjoy in your home. Designed to account for the pitch and roll of a ship at sea, the gimbal revolutionized compass navigation. Enjoy the graceful design of a Brass Hanging Compass, or the mesmerizing movement of a Gimbal Compass on Stand, and place the perfect compass upon your desk as a charming reminder of the wonders of the sea.