A fine quality,Cased, Antique Surveyors Combined Prismatic Compass & Clinometer, By Lawrence & Mayo, London. C1890

A fine quality,Cased, Antique Surveyors Combined Prismatic Compass & Clinometer, By Lawrence & Mayo, London. C1890

Stock Number: 20191128

£ 295 GBP

Offered for Sale is an Antique Surveyors Combined Prismatic Compass, and Clinometer, by Lawrence & Mayo, in working order, fine condition, an contained in it's original, quality, fitted case. C1890

Dimensions

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Circa

C 1890

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Surveying Instruments & Mining

Description

Offered for Sale is an Antique Surveyors Combined Prismatic Compass, and Clinometer. Manufactured in brass, with a round horizontally mounted, brass  compass, with a white enamel face, graduated  to the circumference, the Points of the compass, and a pivot mounted magnetic needle. activated by a side mounted lever. The main body is of a square section, with an end mounted pull out telescopic brass tube, with a peephole.  Forward of the compass, is a vertically mounted brass semicircular  scale, 0*-60*each way from the centre, with an adjustable graduated indicator, associated with a rotating bubble level.    Stamped to the body side ..”Lawrence&Mayo/London”.  There is a threaded screw aperture below, which receives a separate screw in brass handle. This handle is contained in the fitted  period case, which has a blue interior lining, and exterior clad with fine Morocco leather. The case is in vg condition, with the hinged lid retained with brass clasps. Instrument measures 4-1/2 inches [closed viewing tube.], and the case measures  5-1/8 X 2-1/2 X 2-5/8 inches.   C 1890 

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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.

I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.

To contact me by email, my primary address is ..geoff@millaisantiques.co.uk, but in order to reach my electronic devices, namely my iPhone/iPad, please either Cc, or direct to them, via my secondary email ... millaisantiques75@gmail.com

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