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William Ford Stanley - Stanley - Great Turnstile - Cased pocked divider & compass - Nickel plated brass

Lot reference 29688265

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Location: United Kingdom
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$12 Bidder 7933
13-10-2019 16:35:18
$2 Bidder 8879
13-10-2019 15:33:47

U.K. - Second half 19th century

Object: Cased pocked divider & compass
Material: Nickel plated brass
Designer/ Artist: William Ford Stanley
Manufacturer/ Brand: Stanley - Great Turnstile
Estimated Period: Second half 19th century
Country of Origin: U.K.
Condition: Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes

This is an ingenious multipurpose beautifully engineered, drawing instrument for the draftsman’s pocket for on-site work. Its case is tiny but the device can be folded out to perform 3 functions: as a divider, a pencil or inking compass. It was produced by the Stanley Instrument Company, probably before 1920 when their Great Turnstile Factory shut down. (See Wikipedia on William Stanley (1829-1909)). It is inscribed George Johnstone who may have been presented with it. Accompanying this is another set of antique drawing instruments of the more conventional variety, in an unusual double hinged case marked William Kidd & Sons of Dundee who were a stationers in Dundee at the end of 19th century.
• Main compass (133 mm) with three inserts: divider, pencil, and ink points.
• Compass extension bar (75 mm).
• Pair of Compass with screw for fine adjustment (100 mm).
• Pair of dividers with fixed points (130 mm).
• Drawing pen.
(Some of the items in this set are later modifications.)

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    user-57a0ffd September 8, 2019

  • Perfect and timely handling of my order. Seller can be fully recommended.

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    aidinghu May 25, 2019

  • Came in good time well packed with quality bubble wraps in a solid divided corrugated cardboard box. Communicated well throughout, absolutely 5 star service.
    So pleased winning the bid.

    zouhanfeng March 27, 2019

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    Very nice bells.
    Good sending and good organisation and service.
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