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Plotting Scale, 5-inch, by S. Horseman, English, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 74169
Object Type:
Persons: S. Horseman
Date Created: Early 18th century
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: Brass English 5-inch plotting scale signed "S HORSEMAN", with fish-skin covered case. Undated. Early 18th century.

There are scales of 1/10, 1/20, 1/30, 1/100, 1/200 and 1/300 of an inch.

Stephen Horseman (fl. 1702-24) was an instrument-maker and a clock-maker. He was the apprentice and successor of Daniel Quare.
Primary Inscriptions: 'S HORSEMAN'
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Material(s): Brass
with fish-skin covered case

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