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Lacquered Brass Pantograph by W. & S. Jones

Auction:
2502
Lot:
724
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Lacquered Brass Pantograph by W. & S. Jones, 30 Holborn, London, circa 1800, with brass pivoted arms, one signed W. & S. Jones 30 Holborn London, other limbs with graduated scales and marked in block letters B, C and D with corresponding adjustable pen holders, six neatly turned ivory rollers and central weighted support and fitted dovetailed mahogany box, lg. 30 in.

Gloria Clifton, Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers, 1550-1851, pp. 155 lists William and Samuel Jones as "philosophical, mathematical and optical instrument makers at the Archimedes, No. 30, Lower Holborn, London", 1800-1860. The fine detail of the instrument and its carrying case suggests manufacture in the early part of this partnership.
Estimate $800-1,200

Instrument appears to be complete, probably not in first lacquer surface, lid on box wants re-gluing.

Keywords

London, Gloria Clifton, Samuel Jones, William Jones, Brass instruments, Opticians