Beam Compass

2019/013

“Quick set” beam compass/trammel made by WH Harling Ltd, London (c.1930)

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Description

“Quick set” beam compass/trammel made by WH Harling Ltd (c.1930), London consisting of a wooden beech(?) beam and two trammel points each bearing the maker’s name. The top of the beam is grooved to allow the trammels to be positioned by rotating the knurled wheel at the top of each trammel (see Image 2).

This item belonged to the donor’s father John Walker who was awarded a Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering by Heriot-Watt College in 1951. To see John Walker’s HNC Certificate click here.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2019/013

Item Type

Short Description

"quick set" beam compass by WH Harling Ltd, London

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1930

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

Beam: 10 x 9 x 7 x 9. Trammel lengths: 75. Weight 135 g.

Donor

Date Donated

July 2019

Materials

Wood and metal

Condition

Good

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