A VERY NICE COLLECTION OF VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE OPISOMETERS OR MAP MEASURERS

A VERY NICE COLLECTION OF VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE OPISOMETERS OR MAP MEASURERS

$425 plus shipping

A VERY NICE COLLECTION OF VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE OPISOMETERS OR MAP MEASURERS

Dimensions

Vary from 18 mm diameter to 43 mm diameter. up to 12 cm in total length

Circa

various parts of late 19trh through mid 20th century. One is more modern.

Countries of manufacture

Switzerland, Other

Categories: Scales Weights & Measures, Surveying Instruments & Mining

Description

Offered for sale is an unusual collection of sixteen(16) opisometers or map measurers. One has a compass on the reverse side. Opisometers were used to determine mileage on a map using the scale noted on the map. Most of the examples date from the first 2/3 of the 20th century, many are before WWII. Some are very finely made by companies which also make watches. Makers/Sellers include: Alexander Manchester, Minerva Switzerland, Dietzgen Switzerland, Wanderer Germany, HC France, Tacho Germany, Keuffel & Esser Switzerland, Alvin Switzerland. Some of these are quite uncommon and cost me over $150 each when I was collecting these. This is a great bargain so don’t miss out!

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US Scientique

I have been a scientific instrument collector and dealer for over twenty five years. I have a wide variety of instruments for sale, including globes, orreries, and microscopes. I also have a collection of meteorites for sale. I have a detailed knowledge of the history of many of my instruments and maintain an informational website (www.microscope-antiques.com) open to the public which, although it will include all types instruments, currently concentrates on microscopes. I am a member of the Quekett Microscopical Society and The Microscopical Society of Southern California. I have contributed numerous articles to the Journal of the latter, and have also written articles about orreries published in the Journal 'Rittenhouse,' the American Scientific Instrument Society Journal. Many other additional original articles I have written about microscopes and their history, can be found on my web site at www.microscope-antiques.com/articles.html. I have been a meteorite collector for decades and all of my meteorites are guaranteed to be absolutely authentic.

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