This is an attractive, small and early example by W&S Jones. The longest arm is just 365mm. The instrument has the earliest form of signature, Holborn London without a building number. The case is distinctively early, being in pine rather than mahogany, and having an ornate Georgian escutchion.
Condition: Very good, the brass retaining its original lacquer with only a little spotting in places. The lead weight has its original black paint. The pantograph is fully functional and complete. The cup fits on the pencil a little loosely, otherwise everthing is as good as new. The pine case shows signs of wear, some small losses and old glue repairs.
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Ganymede Antiques, established in 1992, is based in Muswell Hill, London, U.K. We specialise in scientific instruments from the 18th and early 19th centuries, with particular interest in sundials, and drawing and calculating instruments. We are always keen to buy interesting instruments, and entire collections. We exhibit at the twice yearly International Antique Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Keith Petts can be contacted at email@example.com
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