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Proportional Compasses, by John Rowley, London, c. 1700

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Inventory Number: 28201
Object Type:
Persons: John Rowley John Rowley
Date Created:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English proportional dividers
Silver and steel; with fish-skin covered wooden case. Signed, "Iohn Rowley Londini Fecit". Undated, c.1700.

These proportional dividers can be used for linear, circular, square and cubic measurement, for which there are graduated scales marked, "D Lineæ rectæ", "Diuisiones Circuli", "Diuisiones Planorum", and "Diuisiones Solidorum".
Primary Inscriptions: Signed, "Iohn Rowley Londini Fecit"
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
190 mm

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