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Chinese Magnetic Compass

Chinese Magnetic Compass

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Description
Divie Bethune McCartee (1820-1900) was an American medical missionary in China and Japan who donated many ethnological items to the Smithsonian. This Chinese magnetic compass, given in 1873, is one of them.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Magnetic Compass
Measurements
overall: 9/16 in x 3 9/16 in; 1.42875 cm x 9.04875 cm
overall: 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 9.2075 cm
ID Number
PH.126954.01
accession number
17781
catalog number
126954.01
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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