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Code 6974
EUR 450.00
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EUR 450.00
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1621957961Code 6974 Reduction compassCross-legged reduction compass, of brass and steel, signed Moltini F, Italian manufacture from the second half of the 18th century, complete with original leather case red velvet lined, with fixed or mobile center, whose opposite points form simple relationships of 1: 2, 1: 3 or other. It is used to enlarge or reduce a drawing; it is equipped with two arms each with a slot, in which a movable pin held by a screw slides. The points are inserted in both ends of the arms: if the pin is placed in the position of the scale of the lines marked with the number 3, this means that the points of the compass are widened in the ratio of 1 to 3. Good contidition, there isn't a hook of the box. Box size cm 19.5x2.5x2.8 - inches 7.67x0.98x1.1.

The reduction compass was invented by the Swiss manufacturer of scientific instruments Jost Burgi (1552-1632) in the early 17th century; almost at the same time Galileo was working on his proportional compass. This instrument derives from the compass called by the Romans "whole and half", of which an ancient example was found in the ruins of the Roman city of Pompei.

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