17th century brass and steel navigational dividers

17th century brass and steel navigational dividers

Stock Number: INVBD23

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A very fine pair of early brass and steel dividers in excellent condition.

Dimensions

15 cm / 6 inches

Categories: Navigational instruments, Drawing Instruments

Description

Historically used for mathematics or chart reading, these antique dividers feature the “ball head” friction joint typical of the period and are in perfectly functional condition with crisp details.

Similar dividers can be seen at the Harvard collection of scientific instruments:

http://waywiser.fas.harvard.edu/objects/10718/brass-and-steel-dividers?ctx=44a9273c-d9e7-4676-b4bd-729c2e2531d8&idx=2

And in past sales: https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/3404438/

Condition: Beautiful original surface and patina, tiny file marks on surface from original manufacture, light patination spots on the steel.

 

 

 

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Instrumentum is based in the United States and specializes in high quality 17th and 18th century scientific instruments for architecture, mathematics and navigation. We have collected antique European instruments for over 20 years with a focus on early French, English and German architectural drafting sets, dividers, and rules. Please check regularly as new additions are made and prices may change. If you are interested in something particular please do not hesitate to contact us at instrumentuminfo@gmail.com.

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