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Inventory no. 44430 - Former Display Label

German NOCTURNAL
18th century

Pasteboard, brass, and bone. Unsigned and undated.

On the back are instructions for use, and diagrams of the Polar Star and the Great Bear.

The scales and the instructions are printed from engraved copper plates, cut out and stuck on the paste-board disc which is attached to the handle. The scales have been tinted with water colour.

[G.579]
(Lewis Evans Collection)

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