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Elliptical Compasses, English?, c.1800

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Inventory Number: 38132
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1964-329
Brief Description: Unusually decorated - almost Gothic - instrument. It uses three pulleys and a loop of string to alter the distance of a drawing point from the fixed centre (see notes).
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Purchased from E. Fairclough
Collection Group:
Material(s): German silver? and ivory


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