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Plotting Scale, English, c. 1700

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Inventory Number: 16400
Object Type:
Place Created: United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English 12-inch box wood plotting scale.
Unsigned and undated; c.1700.

On one side are a scale of inches divided in 1/10ths and the ordinary plotting scale with diagonal lines. On the other side are scales of Le[agues], Rum[bs], Cho[rds], Sin[es], Tan[gents], H[alf] T[angents] and Lon[gitudes].
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
125 45 mm


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