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Prismatic Compass, by Schmalcalder, London. c.1820

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Inventory Number: 33556
Object Type:
Persons: A. Schmalcalder
Date Created: Circa 1820
Place Created: 82 Strand London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-1
Brief Description: Brass case; green coloured paper compass card printed with reversed numbers, scale divided 0° - 360° by ½ degrees. Foresight with zenith mirror.
Primary Inscriptions: "Schmalcalder's PATENT, 82, Strand, LONDON" [printed on compass card]. "776 B" [numbered on base and in cap].
Provenance: Presented by Dr V. Smallpiece, MD, FRCP.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
paper and glass.


Image with multimedia irn 19776

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