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Hanging Compass, by J. C. Voigtlænder, Vienna, c. 1800

Inventory Number: 39052
Object Type:
Persons: Johan Christoph Voigtländer (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: c. 1800
Place Created: Vienna Austria Europe
Accession Number:
Brief Description: The screw previously holding the instrument assembled is not original and should not be reused. The instrument was evidently part of a larger set of surveying instruments. It was reunited with its case, February 1999. The rectangular wooden box has a shaped, leather-lined compartment for several further pieces. On underside of case, pencil note "? for German hanging compass".
Primary Inscriptions: "J. C. Voigtlænder. / in Wien." in compass bowl. Written inside lid of case "J Cachstoch" or "Hachstoch".
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Material(s): Brass
silvered brass


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