Victorian Foot measuring device. C1870

Victorian Foot measuring device. C1870

Stock Number: 370910 d

€ 275,-


Length 22,2 cm and in extension 36 cm.


C 1870

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Technology, Scales Weights & Measures, Tools


An English Victorian foot measuring device with a telescope system and made from ebony and brass. There are two scales on the instrument, english inches from 0 to 12 inch (30,5 cm) which is one foot and one scale where 26 (split into 0 to 12 and 0 to 14) units will be 18,8 cm so each unit is 0,72 cm.  Length 22,2 cm and in extension 36 cm.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.