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Inventory no. 53463 - Former Display Label

CURVE BOW of unknown origin

Wood and brass. Unsigned and undated.

Cf. the similar instruments illustrated in Dom Fran├žois Bedos de Celles, La gnomique pratique, 2nd ed., Paris, 1774, pl. 36, fig. 86, and William Ford Stanley, Mathematical Drawing and Measuring Instruments, 6th ed., London 1888, p. 218.

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