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'Sylvac System' Plotting or Linear Measuring Instrument in a Wooden Box, by Sylvac SA, Switzerland, c.1980

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Inventory Number: 13430
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2012-15/2
Brief Description: An ?aluminium and steel frame or stand for making very accurate two-dimensional positional measurements. In large wooden box or carrying case with leather carrying handle. Box also contains various accessories including roll of graph paper, viewing microscope/telescope, and drum-shaped leather case containing several small accessories.

Sylvac SA, Switzerland, a scientific instrument manufacturer specialising in instruments for linear measurement, was founded in 1969, and its 'Sylvac measuring system' introduced and patented in 1972.
Primary Inscriptions: Instrument marked: 'Sylvac System' and 'Swiss Made Pat.'.
Provenance: Presented by Mr Roger Torode in 2012. Used by his father R. K. V. (Roland) Torode in measuring star positions from the retes of astrolabes.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Aluminium
Steel
Plastic
Glass
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
368 868 144 mm

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