"Compass, probably Flemish, 18th century."

"Hills, Jennie"

3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

"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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