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Set of Drawing Instruments, by Thomas Heath, London, c. 1740

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Inventory Number: 48252
Object Type:
Persons: Thomas Heath (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1740
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: A 4½ inch pocket set of drawing instruments in a silver-mounted, fish-skin covered, wooden case. The set includes: a combined parallel ruler, protractor, plotting scale and diagonal scale; a combined sector and square; a pair of dividers; a pair of compasses with swivel points, steel and pencil; a drawing pen and pencil holder, the shaft of which can be unscrewed revealing a stylus.
Primary Inscriptions: The case is signed, "Thos. Heath Fecit."; the parallel ruler and the sector are also signed.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Silver
silvered brass
and steel

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