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measuring device

measuring device
Title
measuring device
Date 
1750-1850
Medium 
Iron, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 21 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. ( 53.7 x 26.7 cm )
Description 
Circular wheel wrought from iron with two spokes pinned to forked hinge, wrought shaft wood handle.
Object Number 
1249
Gallery Label 
This wheel was possibly used an a measuring instrument.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group