Case of drawing instruments, late 16th or early 17th

Made:
1593-1610 in London

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Drawing instruments, late 16th or early 17th century, in leather sling case containing 8-inch brass dividers with
Science Museum Group Collection
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Drawing instruments, late 16th or early 17th century, in leather sling case containing 8-inch brass dividers with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Drawing instruments, late 16th or early 17th century, in leather sling case containing 8-inch brass dividers with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Drawing instruments, late 16th or early 17th century, in leather sling case containing 8-inch brass dividers with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Drawing instruments, late 16th or early 17th century, in leather sling case containing 8-inch brass dividers with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Drawing instruments, late 16th or early 17th century, in leather sling case containing 8-inch brass dividers with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
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Eight inch brass sector is engraved with the initials 'C. W.' possibly denoting Charles Whitwell.
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Group photograph of Portable universal equinoctial sundial, in brass, signed "A Ryther * Fecit * 1588" with inscription
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Case of drawing instruments, late 16th or early 17th century, in leather sling case containing 8-inch brass dividers with pencil attachment, an 8-inch brass sector, 4 1/2-inch brass three-legged dividers (probably not original to the set and made at a later date) , 4 1/2-inch brass dividers and one other metal instrument.

The sector is engraved with the initials 'C. W.' possibly denoting Charles Whitwell.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1914-263
Materials:
brass, case, leather
Measurements:
sector - closed: 4 mm x 47 mm x 220 mm, 0.39 kg
case - overall: 50 mm x 50 mm x 230 mm, 0.13 kg
type:
sectors
credit:
Hager, J.
status:
Permanent collection

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