Lancashire pattern compass, probably early 19th century.
Forged steel with locking wing showing the PS STUBS stamp, both legs with removable feet, one with bullet nose and presently set up for scribing on plates, etc. 6 1/4 inches (16 cm) in length.
Peter Stubs (1756-1806), the greatest name in English tool suppliers, their tools being recognised as being of the very best quality and were purchased worldwide. See the book by E Surrey Dane, Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry.
In good used condition. As shown in the Peter Stubs earliest known Tool Catalogue, see also Crom page 388.
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