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Waywiser, by William Watkins, London, c. 1784-1809

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Inventory Number: 50433
Object Type:
Persons: William Watkins
Date Created: c. 1784-1809
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Four-spoke wheel with iron rim mounted on box with screw socket for attaching handle and fixture for readout dial; dial has hands indicating yards and furlongs/miles, as well as a small dial for feet.
Primary Inscriptions: "Wm Watkins / St James's Street London"
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Material(s): Brass
iron and glass


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