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Inventory no. 36183 - Former Display Label

German COMPASSES
1604

Gilt brass with polished steel points and blued-steel retaining screws.

Signed, "+ C + T + M + [i.e. Christoph Trechsler Mechanicus]"; dated, "+ 1604+"; with the initials "I P M".

One of the points is detachable, so that a drawing pen could be substituted. The slotted arc, which allows the arms to be locked at any angle, is a replacement. The decorative pattern on the arms has been etched with acid, and not engraved as is more common.

[57-84/250]
Billmeir Collection

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Inventory No. 36183, "Pair of Compasses, by Christoph Trechsler, Dresden, 1604" [1957-84/250], Trechsler, Christoph