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Compass, by Canivet, Paris, 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 33425
Object Type:
Persons: Canivet (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: 18th Century
Place Created: Paris France Europe
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Brief Description: Compass with silvered scale and paper compass card in wooden case with sliding lid. At east end of the compass card there is a brass sighting tube useful in determining azimuths in surveying; and the base is fitted with three brass locking-plates for securing the compass to a stand or plane-table.The compass is automatically locked when the lid is slid into place.
Primary Inscriptions: "Canivet à la Sphere A Paris" on spring clip in case and "Canivet Paris" on compass card.
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Material(s): Mahogany
brass
silvered-brass
paper and glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
172 158 30 mm

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