EARLY BRASS DIVIDERS
17th century, England
6 ¼” (16 cm) tall
Brass with inset steel points.
This elegant dividers has 8-sided knob, hand-shaped shoulders, precision points.
One steel point can be detached from the body, being secured with a butterfly screw.
This form can be seen in period portraits, for instance the 1666 engraving of Elias Allen.
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Alpha Et Omega
Alpha et Omega is a recently established firm, based in Milan, Italy. We specialise in antique Scientific Instruments and rare Books to supply collections worldwide. Focus is given to optical and time-related instruments, especially before the Industrial Revolution but we are also interested in rare-to-find scientific and natural items and wunderkammer objects. Alpha et Omega also deals in rare books related to Early Science and Scientific Instruments. Please feel free to contact us for individual requests or desiderata.