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Title: Brass course plotting instrument

Accession Number: 2007.12.11
Category: INSTRUMENTS
Type: Navigational instrument
Maker: Elliott, George
Place:
Date: before 1862
Materials: brass; wood; ivory
Description: Navigational instrument; Brass course plotting instrument; from the collection of George Elliott (1810-1862); prototype of an instrument meant to be used for plotting courses on charts, as invented and constructed by George Elliott himself; instrument appears to be a combination of something similar to a parallel rule and a protractor, is made of brass (with one piece having an ivory or bone handle), and housed in a wooden box.

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