Proportional Compasses, by John Rowley, London, c. 1700
|Inventory Number:|| 28201|
|Object Type:|| |
|Persons:||John Rowley John Rowley|
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|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|