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Call #:
1902.3.1
Title:
Compass
Collection type:
Tools & Equipment
Author/Creator :
  • maker not researched
  • Date:
    1630-1683
    Object type:
    5: Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology; Surveying & Navigational T&E; Navigational Equipment; Compass
    Materials:
    brass
    Medium:
    Cast
    Place of production/origin:
    United Kingdom (UK),
    Description:
    Roger William's Compass which is round with screw top, finely engraved, and has a folding sun-vane.
    Dimensions:
    Height:.875 in x Width:2.5 in
    Subjects:
    Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683
    Scientific apparatus and instruments

    United Kingdom (UK)
    Research Notes:
    Attached card: Used by Roger Williams on his journey from Massachusetts to Rhode Island.
    Provenance:
    Gift of Mrs. Sophia Augusta Brown , 1902
    Bibliographic References:
    (MLN grant application 2004.)
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