Burrough Dry Card Compass

Description
This compass has a turned wooden bowl gimbal mounted in a wooden box. The inscription reads "R. S. BURROUGH." PROVIDENCE." It dates from around 1817 when Robert S. Burrough was in Providence, Rhode Island, selling and repairing nautical and other mathematical instruments.
Ref: Burrough’s advertisement in the New American Practical Navigator (1817).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1817
maker
Burrough, Robert S.
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Measurements
overall: 8 in; 20.32 cm
overall: 6 5/8 in x 10 3/16 in x 10 3/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 25.87625 cm x 26.3525 cm
ID Number
1992.0202.01
catalog number
1992.0202.01
accession number
1992.0202
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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