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Expedition:
Materials: metal
Dimensions: 166mm (width), 166mm (length), 5mm (depth)
Date: -
Ref no: Y: 2006/16/3

A metal square made by J. Langlois of Paris. One of a set of five drawing instruments which belonged to Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Physical description:

A brass-coloured metal square. It consists of two arms at right angles, hinged where they join and with a metal pin for fastening closed. One arm is marked 'Demy Pied De Roy', and has a scale in French inches (27mm) from 0-6; the other is marked 'J. Langlois Paris.' and 'Echele', and has a smaller scale from 0-200.

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