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Silva GPS Compass XL 1000 with instruction manual

Accession Number

1443.2018.1

Object Name

Silva GPS Compass XL 1000 with instruction manual

Created

21/06/2018

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

21/06/2018

Brief Description

Silva GPS Compass XL 1000 in black case and instruction manual (photocopied sheets)

Number Of Objects

3

Maker

Silva

Provenance

Silva are probably better known for their simple baseplate compasses than for the GPS ( Global Positioning System) version. They produced 25 million of the baseplate variety in 1990 and launched their first satellite navigator in 1992, a time when satellite navigational systems literally went global.
Whilst the simple baseplate compass remains ever popular in the UK, the Silva GPS is less so, with Garmin probably being the most popular.
Donated by Willie Jefffrey, the Silva GPS we have here in the collection seems to be a fairly early version - we guess late 1990’s - and makes a nice edition to our ever growing collection of gadgets.
PS Is there a collective noun for electronic gadgets? The Polish use ‘elektronika’

Acquisition Method

Donated by Willie Jeffrey

Acquisition Date

21/06/2018

Condition Check Date

21/06/2018

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

21/06/2018

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