Navigational Dividers

Navigational dividers measure the distance between two points on a chart to mark the ship’s position. These are German, probably from the 18th century.

Caption:
Navigational dividers measure the distance between two points on a chart to mark the ship’s position.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
JN2012-1283
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Navigational dividers measure the distance between two points on a chart to mark the ship’s position.