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Circumferenter - W Watkins, Brass, Bristol, England, circa 1860 Object 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 33 cm (Height), 23 cm (Width), 34 cm (Length)

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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

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