Set, Drawing

Production date
Mid 19th Century-Early 20th Century
A boxed set of drawing instruments. The box contains seventeen instruments including dividers, compasses and parallel rulers. Most are made from metal but some have ivory components and others are mainly ivory e.g.. parallel rulers. All instruments, excluding the parallel rulers, are contained within a lift-out internal tray within which special depressions have been made to fit each instrument. The parallel rulers are contained in the base of the box which has been divided into three sections - below the tray. Most of the instruments have a "N" etched into them. Small brass plaque inserted into lid of box. There are also brass hinges and corner protectors. Box is lined with a deep blue plush velvet. The middle segment lining the inside base of box is missing. Handwritten in pencil on the base is " Carrington ". As a whole the set is in fair condition - at least two instruments are missing, one or two instruments have parts missing and there are small patches of surface rust evident on some.
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Object detail

Production date
Mid 19th Century-Early 20th Century
Credit line
This drawing set is reputed to have belonged to one of the Carrington family, who were all well known early Taranaki surveyors.
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