The case is Morocco covered and lined with silk and velvet.Six inch diameter folding arm protractor signed Stanley, London dating from about 1900.
The hidden boned bodice should disguise any signs of festive excess around the waistline. Mere mortals mark the height of their children in Biro on the kitchen door, those with this £1,250 to spare can treat relatives to this David Linley walnut height chart with sycamore gradations and inlaid blackboard.
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.
This would have been one of the cheaper boxes in Stanley's range since the instruments have plain points and do not have knee joints. A larger, eight inch mahogany box of nickel silver instruments dating from about 1900.
Although they still have plain points and are without knee joints these instruments are of quite a good quality.
It probably dates from the late nineteenth century.
In the 1900 edition of his book, Stanley said that they were not much in demand by then as they were not very steady.
A Stanley tubular beam compass with three pull out sections.