Dividers and Compass

One of the navigator’s most essential tools was his set of dividers, used to measure distances on charts.

Caption:
These tools were critical for quickly accessing distances and plotting courses.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Dane A. Penland
NASM2012-02108
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These tools were critical for quickly accessing distances and plotting courses.