Marquois Set, by William Harris, London, c. 1805
|Inventory Number:|| 13367|
|Object Type:|| |
William Harris (Maker)|
Thomas Rubergall (Maker)
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||An incomplete Marquois set with one (out of two) rules and the triangle surviving, and supplemented by the later addition of two rectangular protractors. In wooden box with sliding lid.|
Thomas Marquois (f.1761-84) was a 'Professor of the Military Sciences', a private teacher of artillery, fortification, and mathematics for military students, in late 18th-century London.
|Primary Inscriptions:||"[star] WM. HARRIS . NO. 47 HIGH HOLBORN [star] LONDON [star]" on both the rule and triangle.
Rectangular protractors: "[star] THOS. RUBERGALL . COVENTRY STT. LONDON [star]" and "WEST . 83 FLEET STREET LONDON"|
|Provenance:||Presented by John Bateman in 2012.
Exhibited in 2008: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/sis25/objects.php?id=16|