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Circumferenter - W Watkins, Brass, Bristol, England, circa 1860 Reg. No: ST 020037
- Brass miners circumferenter, also known as a surveyor's compass, used in surveying to measure horizontal angles.
Dial has scales for horizontal and vertical measurement as well as a thirteen inch telescope. Manufactured by W. Watkins in Bristol, England, circa 1860.
- Brass circular base with glass face over dial divided by markings into 360 degrees. Circular cog-like attachment above dial has detachable telescope.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from A. Parsons, 1936
|Dimensions:||33 cm (Height), 23 cm (Width), 34 cm (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: "W. WATKINS, BRISTOL".|
|Maker:||W. Watkins, Bristol, England, Great Britain, circa 1860s|