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Circumferenter - Miner's Dial, Jordan, London, circa 1830 Reg. No: ST 000878
- Miner's dial manufactured by T.B. Jordan in London.
A circumferenter is a surveyor's tool used for measuring horizontal angles.
- Two circular brass scales and silver dial. The tool is largely constructed from copper alloy components, with the exception of the dial face which is constructed from iron based alloy. There is a small sight at one end of the top component.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Museum of Victoria, 1871
|Dimensions:||140 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width), 170 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||surveying apparatus instruments, circumferenters|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||SURVEYING & NAVIGATION|
|Secondary Classification:||Optical & Magnetic|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||Inscribed: "T.B. JORDON, LONDON"|
|Maker:||Thomas Jordan, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1830|