Silver sector signed by Culpeper

Made:
1700-1737
maker:
Edmund Culpeper

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Very early Culpeper microscope, with red leather body and accessories: 5 object glasses ( 4 in cap, 1 in microscope),
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Silver sector, engraved "Culpeper Fecit" by Culpeper, Edmund. 1700-1737
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Silver sector made by Edmund Culpeper and signed 'Culpeper Fecit" between 1700-37, Moorfields, London.

Sectors are mathematical instruments that were used for calculations concerning proportion and for making small measurments. They were particularly useful for technical drawing. Edmund Culpeper (active 1684-1737) was a mathematical instrument maker, whose workshop the 'Old Mathematical Shop' was located at Moorfields in London. He was apprenticed to Walter Hayes in 1684, became a Freeman of the Grocers' Company in 1713 and took over Hayes' business at Moorfields.

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Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1938-746
type:
sectors
credit:
Thomas H. Court

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