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Surveyor's Cross

Catalogue number:
PH*261041

Inscriptions:
"E. LUTZ PARIS"

Dimensions:
height 6 inches; width 2.6 inches

Discussion:
This cross, closed and octagonal, has slits on each side, and a magnetic compass on top. Edouard Lutz was in business in Paris in the second half of the 19th century.

Further Information:

Surveyor's Cross

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