~UNUSUAL LOVERING’S “JOOSI” DISTANCE FINDER-ROBERT NICHOLL c. 1890~

~UNUSUAL LOVERING’S “JOOSI” DISTANCE FINDER-ROBERT NICHOLL c. 1890~

$300 US + shipping (OBO)

A cased Lovering's distance and bearing finder by Robert Nicholl c.1890

Dimensions

19 x 8 x 2

Circa

1890

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Calculating, Engineering antiques, Tools

Description

A rare survivor. Lovering’s “Joosi” distance and bearing finder by Robert Nicholl c.1890 with full instruction label including price, address, recommendations and serial number (311). Constructed of a plain, bevelled boxwood rule surmounted by a brass bar to allow sliding action of a scissor-like arm with celluloid protractor (0-180 degrees) with indicator pointer. Apparently, an easy to use apparatus for use to determine distance to any ship and to bring that ship abeam, and then safely pass. To overlay on a navigational chart in a quick attempt to avoid harbour traffic. In stained pine or cedar case with both hooks intact. Small chip to upper right corner of wooden rule. Case measures 19 x 8 x 2″. Robert Nicholl was in business from 1885-1901.

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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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