Heath & Wing Waywiser

Description
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. A small inset dial divided into 100 sections keeps a talley in terms of links of a chain. The "Heath & Wing LONDON" signature refers to Thomas Heath and Tycho Wing who worked together during the period 1751–1773.
Ref: Gloria Clifton, Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550–1851 (London, 1995), p. 131.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
waywiser
maker
Heath & Wing
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*318294
catalog number
318294
accession number
233468
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Surveying and Geodesy
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Surveying and Geodesy
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
maker referenced
Clifton, Gloria and Gerard L. E. Turner. Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851
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