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Image number: RS.8482
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Pair of dividers

Date

1697

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

length: 400mm

Subject

Content object

Description

A pair of dividers attributed to Christopher Wren. The following inscription is etched in the metal: ‘Sir Christopher Wren Knight Feb 4 1697’

Dividers are a compass with two points used for measuring distances on charts and maps.

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