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
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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