Parallel Ruler, brass and ebony – 19th century

Nice decorated parallel ruler.

Rulers like this one are used to plot course lines and bearings on nautical charts. They can be rolled across the chart to the compass rose without changing its orientation.

Catalog: NM.3-16
Date: 19th century
WL: 33×5,2 cm (13×2 in)
Signed: not signed
Origin: English
Condition: in good working condition, wear consistent with age and use

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