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Prismatic Compass, by Schmalcalder, London, c. 1830

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Inventory Number: 34750
Object Type:
Persons: A. Schmalcalder
Date Created: Circa 1830
Place Created: 399 Strand London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-6
Brief Description: Brass with push-fit lid; green coloured compass card with reversed numerals, the sacle divided 0° - 360° by ones. Red and green hinged shades.
Primary Inscriptions: "Schmalcalder's PATENT, 399, Strand, London." [on compass card]. "2167 C" [engraved in lid].
Provenance: Presented by the Royal Astronomical Society. Presented to the RAS by Mrs Walter, 1880.
Collection Group: Royal Astronomical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass
paper and glass

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