A Gunner's Folding Calliper
Lot 158
A Gunner's Folding Calliper
Sold for £1,062 (US$ 1,785) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Gunner's Folding Calliper
Circa 1800
Of brass, comprising two symmetrical flat halves hinged at one end and finely engraved with scales for 'Quantity of Powder for filling the Chambers of Brass Mortars & Howitzers' on one side, and 'Brass Guns Proof Service' and 'Iron Guns Proof Service' respectively on the other sides, hinged from '0 - 180' degrees and '0 - 8' inches, 12 in. rule, and with iron tips
30.5 cm. (extended)

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  • Provenance:
    Sold in these Rooms, The Benn Hunter Collection of Antique & Modern Firearms, 24 February 2000, lot 35
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