SURVEYOR’S OR DRAFTSMAN’S PAPER WEIGHT,
Stock Number: 10223
For sale, antique sculpted stone paperweight replete with images of a multi-fold graduated rule, a right triangle, a rod, a ribbon, and a roll of paper.
5-5/8 x 3-5/8 x 1-1/2 inches (14 x 9 x 4 cm)
c. 19th c.
SURVEYOR’S OR DRAFTSMAN’S PAPER WEIGHT, c. 19th century, measuring 5-5/8” x 3-5/8” x 1-1/2” (14 x 9 x 4 cm), the white stone carved as a rocky field with vines, topped with a multi-fold graduated rule, a right triangle, a rod, a ribbon, and a roll of paper. Unusual, and in fine condition, perfect for the professional’s or collector’s desk.
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David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at [email protected]