Prismatic compas with bubble tube and small telescope, 1870.

Prismatic compas with bubble tube and small telescope, 1870.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Magnetic compases are portable and easy to use for rapid survey where high accuracy is not required. this example was made by Andrew Yeates of London. The inscription engraved on the casing reads 'Designed & Made by Andrew Yeates, 12 Brighton Place New Kent Road'.

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