Fine mathematical wing dividers, circa 1800

Fine mathematical wing dividers, circa 1800


For sale fine brass wing dividers from England, circa 1800.


20cm / 7.8 inches



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Calculating, Drawing Instruments


Large sized (20cm / 7.8 inches) dividers in brass and steel with beautiful original patina and decorative turned details. Separate thumbscrews allow for fine hairline adjustments of the wing and legs. These would have been used for very precise mathematical measurements, such as marking graduations on scientific instruments.

Perfect condition

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