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Waywiser

Catalogue number:
PH*318294

Inscriptions:
"Heath & Wing LONDON"

Dimensions:
wheel circumference 8.25 feet (or .5 pole)

Discussion:

This waywiser has a wooden frame, and a dial of silvered brass with the usual scales, one for poles and furlongs, and the other for miles. There is also a small inset dial that is divided into 100 sections, the use of which is unknown. Thomas Heath and Tycho Wing worked together in London during the period 1751-1773.

Ref: Gloria Clifton, Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851 (London, 1995), p. 131.

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Waywiser

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