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Surveying Compass, by Henry Sutton, London, 1661

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Inventory Number: 86999
Object Type:
Persons: Henry Sutton
Date Created: Dated 1661
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Circular compass bowl (glass recemented) with printed compass card (reversed type) in octagonal wooden housing with projecting piece for attachment to plane table. Hinged lid with covered compartment (cover split).
Primary Inscriptions: "Henricus Sutton Londini fecit. 1661" on the printed compass card.
Provenance: Presented to the University by Lewis Evans with his collection. Provenance beyond this unknown.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Wood
paper and glass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
190 130 37 mm


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