French portable dip circle, plus portable compass for UK market, circa 1880

French portable dip circle, plus portable compass for UK market, circa 1880

500 euros

Circa

late 19th century

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Maritime, Scientific, Other Maritime Antiques, Barometers & Meteorology, Physics & Chemistry, Surveying Instruments & Mining

Description

A small collection of two instruments marked “made in France” so built in France for the UK or US markets :

-A quite unusual model of a small portable dip circle or needle with a large steel round handle. The circle itself measures 9cm diameter.

-A fine brass mounted compass with its original cap. The compass measures 7,5 cm diameter.

 

Both instruments are in pristine condition.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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