Fine 17th century brass navigational dividers

Fine 17th century brass navigational dividers

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Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Navigational instruments, Drawing Instruments

Description

A very fine pair of 17th century brass dividers. Likely Dutch or German. Historically used for mathematics or chart reading, these have a makers hallmark in the form of a goblet.

Similar examples are in the Smithsonian collection of scientific instruments:

http://collections.si.edu/search/detail/edanmdm:nmah_904331?q=dividers&record=9&hlterm=dividers&inline=true

https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_904330

12.8 cm / 5 inches

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