Fine German drawing instruments in embossed leather case late 18th/early 19th century

Fine German drawing instruments in embossed leather case late 18th/early 19th century


German drawing instruments including very fine proportional dividers in a tooled leather and velvet case


22.5 x 12.5 x 2.2 cm / 9 x 5 x 1 inches


late 18th century

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Category: Drawing Instruments


Rare case of brass and steel drawing instruments covered in embossed leather with interior in dark blue velvet. Comprises 14 different instruments including brass rule, square and protractor, fine proportional dividers, larger compass with complete attachments for measuring, inking and pencil lines as well as an extension leg for big circles; two smaller dividers, one plain and one hair divider with a thumbscrew for very precise adjustment of the legs; a bone handled ruling pen for ink lines, and a bone ink well and wooden triangle/square with ogee molding. All instruments have butterfly style thumbscrews.

Early German sets in fine condition such as this are rare.

Condition: Some losses to the exterior leather, minor corrosion spots.

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Instrumentum is based in the United States and specializes in high quality 17th and 18th century scientific instruments for architecture, mathematics and navigation. We have collected antique instruments for over 20 years with a focus on early and rare European architectural drafting sets, dividers, and rules. If you are interested in something particular please contact us at Image galleries of our inventory can be viewed on Pinterest and Facebook at the following links:

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