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A RARE SET OF THREE STEEL ARCHITECTS INSTRUMENTS OF VERY LARGE SCALE

French. Eighteenth Century.

Measurements

Length: 36 1/2 " (92.7 cm); Width: 27 1/4" (69.2 cm).

Research
Of steel. Consisting of :
A very large caliper with thumbscrew adjustment, measuring 33″ (83.8 cm).
A very large compass with raised fretted rococo decoration to the top, measuring 30″ (76.2 cm)
A smaller compass, with engraved inscription A Paris Mosieur (sic) Bericon 176?. Engraved with rococo and fretted decoration, measuring 19″ (48.3 cm)

Calipers and dividers (or compasses) were especially valuable tools to woodworkers, metalworkers, masons and shipwrights for measuring thickness, interior and exterior dimensions, and for drawing accurate circles. The present set of tools includes a large pair of outside calipers, a large set of of dividers and a small set of dividers.

Full research report available on request.

Full research report available on request.