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Douglas Reflecting Protractor, by Cary, London, Early 19th Century

Inventory Number: 13698
Object Type:
Persons: Cary
Date Created: Early 19th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Scale of degrees 0-130 with vernier. Diagonal plotting scale 0-1760 (yards) on base rule of protractor. With adjusting key (broken) in fitted mahogany case.
Primary Inscriptions: "Cary London" and "Patent 138" (the latter presumably a serial number)
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection. Patented by Sir Howard Douglas in 1811.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass

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