A Gunner's Folding Calliper

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Lot 203
A Gunner's Folding Calliper
By T. Blunt, London, Circa 1800

Sold for £ 750 (US$ 1,017) inc. premium
A Gunner's Folding Calliper
By T. Blunt, London, Circa 1800
Of brass, comprising two symmetrical flat halves hinged together 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 '0-180' inches, 12 in. rule, and with steel tips
30.5 cm (extended)

Footnotes

  • For details of the Blunt family of makers, all with the christian name Thomas, see Gloria Clifton, Dictionary of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851, 1995, p. 33. Cf. a similar example formally in the Benn Hunter Collection and sold in these Rooms, Antique Arms, Armour & Modern Sporting Guns, 25 July 2012, lot 158
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