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c1900 Cased Set of Engineers Stanley Railway Curves
  • c1900 Cased Set of Engineers Stanley Railway Curves
  • c1900 Cased Set of Engineers Stanley Railway Curves
  • c1900 Cased Set of Engineers Stanley Railway Curves
  • c1900 Cased Set of Engineers Stanley Railway Curves
  • c1900 Cased Set of Engineers Stanley Railway Curves

c1900 Cased Set of Engineers Stanley Railway Curves

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£240.00


Product Description

A fine quality antique cased set of Stanley Railway Curves.

The set contains 50 pearwood curves of different angles, each numbered accordingly. 46 of them are original to the case and 4 have been added from another (not marked Stanley), but are also numbered. The Stanley examples are stamped TRADE STANLEY MARK – LONDON. These curves were commonly used by draughtsman for the purpose of plotting railway lines or highways on maps where long sweeping curves were required. Both the inner and outer edges were utilised.

The box is complete with its original green paper label with decorative cartouche featuring images of various pieces of engineering equipment. To the centre it is marked to Stanley, Great Turnstile, London, England in gilt lettering. The style of the trade label is one that was used by the company in the early part of the Twentieth Century. The inside lip of the box is also stamped MADE IN ENGLAND. Condition is good.

William Ford Stanley (1829-1909) founded his firm in 1853, making drawing and surveying instruments and in 1866 published the first edition of his Treatise on Drawing Instruments. This became the standard work on the subject and eight editions were produced up to 1925. The head office and works were latterly at Avery Hill Road, New Eltham, London SE9. They became part of the Sime Darby Group c1977 and were finally liquidated in 1999.

Size : 43 x 9.5 x 9 cm (17 x 3 ¾ x 3 ½ inches)
Weight: 1254 g

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