A COMPLETE SET OF DRAWING INSTRUMENTS by LEREBOURS & SECRETAN
Mahogany case 9 ½ x 6 ½ x 2 ¾ “ (24x17x7 cm) with trays lined with velvet and the lid with silk. Plaque and functional key.
Brass with steel points
Three compartments contain several drawing instruments, here comprised a 3-legged dividers, a proportional compass, a pied-du-roy, a protractor.
This set belonged to Mine Engineer Felix Henrys, as stated on the silver plaque on lid.
Some contemporary manuscripts (dated 1856) with geometrical problems are associated.
Scattered rust spots on steel.
All major instruments are signed, assuring the original content of this beautiful case.
Inside the lid is printed on silk: Lerebours et Secretan, Opticiens de l’ Observatoire et de la Marine, Magasins Place du Pont Neuf 13, Atelier Rue de l’Est 23 Paris.
In 1840 Marc Secretan (1804-1867), a Swiss mathematician, and Noel Lerebours (1807-1873), a French optician, founded an enterprise in Paris for precision instrument making.
At this address they were from 1840 to 1855 (Brenni).
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