GUNNERS CALLIPERS

GUNNERS CALLIPERS

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EXCEPTIONAL FRENCH GUNNERY CALLIPERS BY NICOLAS BION ( 1652-1733 ) PARIS

Circa

1700

Country of manufacture

France

Category: Calculating

Description

EARLY 18TH C. GUNNERS CALLIPERS SIGNED N. BION A PARIS. STEEL POINTS TO CALLIPER LEGS & POINTER ARM. SCALE 1/4 TO 60 POUNDERS FOR CANNON BALLS & CALIBER. BOTH SIDES ENGRAVED WITH SCALES WITH DECORATED COMPASS JOINTS IN FINE CONDITION. 17 CM. CLOSED.THESE CALLIPERS WERE USED TO MEASURE THE WINDAGE OF THE SHOT. POIDS DES BOULETS  CALIBRE DES PIECES.

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GB MikeRead

Mike Read Antique Sciences

Based in Lelant, near St Ives, Cornwall, I have been trading since 1979, buying and selling scientific instruments and nautical antiques. I have exhibited at the London Scientific Fair for 20 years. Over the years I have acquired many rare and wonderful items for the trade and collectors alike. I hope this continues. Mike Read. Email: m.jread@btinternet.com.

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