Brass course plotting instrument

Navigational instrument

INSTRUMENTS
Elliott, George
before 1862
brass; wood
overall (instrument)l: 4 x 15-1/4 in.; overall (case): 1-3/8 x 16 x 6-1/2 in.

Navigational instrument; Brass course plotting instrument; from the collection of George Elliott (1810-1862); prototype of an instrument meant to be used for plotting courses on charts, as invented and constructed by George Elliott himself; instrument appears to be a combination of something similar to a parallel rule and a protractor, is made of brass, and housed in a wooden box.


2007.12.12

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