Dividers

Navigational instruments from the QAR include a set of dividers (length 4.2 in.) nearly identical to a pair recovered from the pirate ship Whydah Galley. Although the steel needles held in slots at the ends of the arms are now missing, the dividers are in remarkable condition and still operate at the pivotal hinge. Dividers were one of the essential tools used by navigators for determining positions on charts.

Description (physical):

L: 4.2".

Identifier:
QAR332.001
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge