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Image number: RS.8482
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Dividers

Date

1697

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

length: 400mm

Subject

Content object

Description

A pair of brass dividers with steel tips, a 90 degree arch with scale inscribed, and four elaborately moulded wing nuts.

Arch inscribed 'Sir Christopher Wren February 1697'.

Sir Christopher Wren (1632–1723) British architect, mathematician, and astronomer, was a founding Fellow of the Royal Society, elected in 1660 and serving as its President between 1680-1682.

Object history

Presented to the Society by John Wolfe Barry FRS (1836-1918).

Related Fellows

John Wolfe Barry (b.1836, British), Civil engineer

Associated place

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