"Compass, probably Flemish, 18th century."

"Hills, Jennie"

3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


"Iron compass. Compasses (or dividers) were used for marking cicular lines on wood or metal, and for measuring lengths. They could also be used to mark out regular divisions of circles. Dimensions: 250 mm x 51 mm x 32 mm."

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