~EXCEPTIONAL, OVER SIZED DRAFTSMAN’S SET-LATE 18th CENTURY~

~EXCEPTIONAL, OVER SIZED DRAFTSMAN’S SET-LATE 18th CENTURY~

450 GBP ($600 USD) + postage

An exceptional, unsigned and silver/brass mounted drawing set in sharkskin case, late 18th century

Dimensions

7 x 3 x 1

Circa

1790

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Calculating, Drawing Instruments, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Tools

Description

A complete and matching, albeit unsigned, drawing/draftsman’s set in a perfect sharkskin case with silver over brass? band and blank owners escutcheon. Measuring 7 x 3 x 1 inches ( 1750 x 750 x 250 mm.) with an ivory sector (slight shrinkage cracks near hinge), ivory rule and brass protractor, this set is all original with wonderful butterfly screws on all interchangeable parts. Inking pens, pencils, dotting pen, dual compasses and more. The case is in exceptional condition with robust hinge and secure push button clasp.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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