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"The magnetic compass was the first technological invention after the wheel to change the world."
Amir D. Aczel, in The riddle of the compass


New: The Collectors' Corner

Aeronautical
Compasses

Nautical
Compasses

Marching Compasses
Wrist and Pin-on Compasses
Survey & Artillery Compasses
Escape Compasses
Pocket Compasses
Sundials
Other Compasses
(jewelry, toys, objects for everyday use like galvanometers etc.)
Religion &
Esoticism
Compass Watches
The exhibits are allocated to ten* different categories depending on their function. To visit a specialised department, just click on the picture of the relevant category. You can also use on all pages the pull-down menu button COMPASS TYPES. Clicking on the button SEARCH will lead you to the instruments via the manufacturers' names or technical words (example: miner's compass). The five chapters under MISCELLANEOUS are also being completed on a weekly basis.

* The pin-on lapel compasses are displayed together with the wrist compasses because of their very limited occcurrence.

Copyright: The content of this Website is covered by Copyright OCM 2008-2015 and access to this website is subject to the OCM (COMPASSIPEDIA) Disclaimer.

OUR NEWS LETTER
2015
Dear visitors,
This museum is not meant as a simple exhibition of antiques but aims at giving an overall picture of the technology being gradually replaced by satellite navigation systems. We thank all those who steadily help building up what is becoming the largest reference data base worldwide for all sorts of compasses, by sending us pictures and/or technical and historical information. 

NEW - NEW - NEW !

We have created a Facebook page (to access, click on button above) also called COMPASSIPEDIA where announcements about new items and discoveries (books etc.) will be published as they are implemented into the museum.