A boxwood and brass rope gauge

Item:
896
Region:
Britain
Type:
Miscellaneous, Naval Items
Description:
A boxwood and brass rope gauge by Buck & Hickman 281 Whitechapel Road, early 19th Century. The brass slide stamped DIA(meter) and CIR(cumference), the boxwood body stamped with tables relating to specified ropes, shrouds, hawsers, manilas, wire, rope and chain. Signed by the makers along one edge. Once crack to wood as shown.
Metrics:
Overall length 4½” (11.6cms)
Price:
£195