Oak Cased Stanley Drawing Instruments

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A late 19th century Victorian oak box of technical drawing instruments by William Stanley.

William Stanley was born in 1829 and died in 1909 and was a known British inventor and Philanthropist, his company made precision drawing and mathematical instruments.

The box has three layers of instruments, the top two layers are in fitted trays. The top tray has assorted dividers compasses and pens made from steel and some have ivory handles that are marked 'Stanley'.

The second tray has 12 engineering rules, drawing pins and a parallel rule plus a few lead holders. The lower layer holds two shaped wood 'French Drawing Tools', a wood set square and a brass protractor stamped 'Stanley London'.

The underside of the box lid is blue silk lined and has the markings 'To H.M. Government. Great Turnstile. Holborn London. Stanley'.

The oak box is in good condition with an oval brass plaque to the top of the lid engraved with 'W. J. Spinks'.
All of the instruments are in good order apart from the parallel rule has a couple of nicks to the edge.

(Circa 1895)

Height 11cm (4.3 inches)
Width 36.7cm (14.4 inches)
Depth 16cm (6.3 inches)