Chinese Magnetic Compass

Chinese Magnetic Compass

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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.
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magnetic compass
overall: 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 4.445 cm
overall: 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 4.445 cm
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
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National Museum of American History
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