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Dividers

NAV0517
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Object ID NAV0517
Description Mariners used dividers for measuring distances on charts. This pair is made of brass with steel points. An inscription records that a Captain Kempthorne once owned them.
Date made circa 1649

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials Brass; steel
Measurements Overall: 20 mm x 295 mm x 41 mm
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