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Contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer with fixed limbs (silver and blued steel, outside diameter 7.5 cm).
Signed "Vinçard Paris".
Arnould Carengeot (1742-1806) commissioned Nicolas Vinçard
(1741-1788) to construct his first contact goniometer, in 1782. Vinçard produced them in brass and in silver. This instrument must be dated 1782-1788.


Contact goniometer with fixed limbs Vinçard Paris




Contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer with fixed limbs (brass and steel, outside diameter 10 cm) in red plush-lined leather covered case (13.9 cm wide).
Unsigned, probably first half 19th century.


Contact goniometer with fixed limbs




Contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer with fixed limbs (brass and steel, outside diameter 7.9 cm) in violet plush- and satin-lined leather covered case (10 cm wide).
Signed on the case "Elliott Bros | London", end 19th century.


Contact goniometer with fixed limbs, Elliott Bros. London




Contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer with fixed limbs (brass and steel, outside diameter 8.4 cm) in violet plush-lined leather covered case (11.6 cm wide).
Unsigned, end 19th century.


Contact goniometer with fixed limbs


Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation
Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation (brass and steel, outside diameter 10.2 cm).
Signed (on the back side) "Pixii Neveu et Succ[ess]eur de Dumotiez à Paris", first half 19th century.
Nicolas Constant Pixii-Dumotiez (1776-1861), nephew of the Dumotiez brothers, was one of the foremost constructors of physical instruments of the 19th century.

Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation  Pixii Neveu et Succ[ess]eur de Dumotiez à Paris




Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation
Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation (silver and steel, outside diameter 8 cm) in green plush-lined and leather-covered case (12.7 cm wide).
Signed "Richer à Paris", first half 19th century.


Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation  Richer à Paris




Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation
Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation (brass with silvered scale and steel, outside diameter 8.1 cm) in cream white chamois-leather, red, embossed leather-covered case (12.5 cm wide) with brass hook.
Signed "G. Huck in Wien", ca. 1820.



Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation




Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation
Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation (brass and steel, outside diameter 7.6 cm) in in red Moroccan leather covered case with cream velvet and silk lining (10 cm wide). 
Signed (on the back side) "Bate London", first half 19th century.


Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation, Bate London


Contact goniometer hinged at the 90 graduation
Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation (brass and steel, outside diameter 8.5 cm) .
Unsigned, France, first half 19th century?


Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation




Contact goniometer hinged at the 90 graduation
Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation (brass, outside diameter 10.8 cm) in red plush-lined leather-covered case (14.5 cm wide). The scale is finely divided (0.5 degree).
Signed inside the case "Jules Dubocq [sic] à Paris", second half 19th century.
Jules Duboscq (1817-1886) was the son-in-law and the successor of Soleil.


Contact goniometer hinged at the 90° graduation Jules Duboscq, Paris




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs (brass, outside diameter 8.3 cm). The semicircle is divided every degree.
Signed "Cary, London", early 19th century.



Contact goniometer with detachable limbs,  Cary, London




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs (nickel plated brass and steel, outside diameter 8.3 cm) in violet plush-lined ray skin covered case (11 cm wide).
Unsigned, first half 19th century.
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs





Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer (brass and steel, semicircle diameter 7.9 cm) with detachable limbs in dark plush-lined leather-covered case (10.9 cm wide).
Signed "Newman, 122 Regent Street", 1st half 19th century

Contact goniometer




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer (brass and steel, outside diameter 8.4 cm) with detachable limbs in purple plush-lined leather-covered case (10.8 cm wide).
Unsigned, 2nd half 19th century.


Contact goniometer with detachable limbs




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer (brass and steel, outside diameter 8.1 cm) with detachable limbs in red plush-lined leather-covered case (11.5 cm wide).
Signed "J.G. Hofmann Rue de Buci. 3. à Paris", second half 19th century.


Contact goniometer with detachable limbs, J.G. Hofmann Rue de Buci. 3. à Paris




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs (brass with silvered scale and steel, outside diameter 8.5 cm) in dark plush-lined leather-covered case (11.8 cm wide).
Unsigned, 2nd half 19th century.


Contact goniometer with detachable limbs




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs (brass and steel, outside diameter 9.4 cm) in red plush-lined ray-skin-covered case (11.4 cm wide).
Signed on the instrument "A. PICART | 20 RUE MAYET | PARIS" and on the case "A. PICART | OPTICIEN | RUE MAYET 20 | PARIS", 2nd half 19th century


Contact goniometer with detachable limbs, A. Picart, Paris




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs (brass, steel and nickel plated scale, outside diameter 8.7 cm) in red plush- and satin-lined black leather-covered case (12.7 x 7 cm).
Unsigned, probably early 20th century.

Contact goniometer with detachable limbs




Full-circle contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Full-circle contact goniometer (brass and steel, outside diameter 8.5 cm) with detachable limbs in black plush-lined leather-covered case (10.5 cm).
The upper (detached) part of the case is signed "Nachet à Paris", ca. 1900.


Full-circle contact goniometer with detachable limbs, Nachet, Paris




Full-circle contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Full-circle contact goniometer (brass and steel, outside diameter 8.2 cm) with detachable limbs in dark brown plush-lined leather-covered case (9.5 cm).
Unsigned, early 20th century.

Full-circle contact goniometer with detachable limbs


Quarter-circle contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Quarter-circle contact goniometer (nickel plated brass, steel limbs, length of the limbs 10 cm) in red plush-lined cloth covered case (13.4 x 9.4 x 2.4 cm).
Unsigned, but certainly R. Fuess, Berlin, end 19th century.


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Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs (nickel plated brass, steel, outside diameter 10.0 cm). The scale is finely divided (0.5 degree).
Signed "F. Pellin | Paris", [N°] "11", ca. 1910.
Félix Pellin worked with his father Philippe Pellin at the beginning 20th century.


Contact goniometer with detachable limbs, Pellin, Paris




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs (brass, steel and silver plated scale, outside diameter 9.8 cm) in violet plush-lined leather-covered case (12.5 cm wide).
Unsigned, probably second half 19th century.


Contact goniometer with detachable limbs




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer with detachable limbs (nickel plated brass, outside diameter 8.6 cm).
Signed "J. Swift & Son, London", 1st half 20th century


Contact goniometer with detachable limbs, J. Swift & Son, London




Contact goniometer with detachable limbs
Contact goniometer (nickel plated brass, steel, outside diameter 8.3 cm) in dark red plush-lined leather-covered case (10.2 cm wide) marked "Anlegegoniometer".
Signed (on the back side) "Dr STEEG & REUTER | BAD HOMBURG v.d.H.", 20th century.


Contact goniometer with detachable limbs, Steeg & Reuter, Bad Homburg




Contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer with fixed limbs (brass and steel, outside diameter 10 cm).
Unsigned.

Contact goniometer with fixed limbs




Contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer with fixed limbs (nickel plated brass, outside diameter 8.2 cm).
Unsigned, ca. 1950?


Contact goniometer with fixed limbs




Educational contact goniometer with separate limbs
Contact goniometer (cardboard 15 x 7.7 cm and separate celluloid limbs) with instruction leaflet (14.7 x 22.9 cm) in stiff paper envelope (16 x 8.7 cm).
Signed "CONTACT GONIOMETER | MODEL A. | Designed by S.L. Penfield." and "Patented | July 31st, 1900. | Made in New Haven, Conn., U.S.A."
Samuel Lewis Penfield died in 1906 at the age of 50. The instruction leaflet mentions "Late Professor in Yale University" which dates the set after 1906.


Educational contact goniometer with separate limbs, S.L. Penfield




Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer (cardboard 15 x 7.7 cm) with fixed celluloid limbs, with instruction leaflet (12 x 20.2 cm) in stiff paper envelope (16 x 8.7 cm).
Signed "CONTACT GONIOMETER | MODEL B. | Designed by | S.L. Penfield | Professor in Yale University | Made in New Haven, Conn., U.S.A. | Pat. July 31, 1900."



Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs, S.L. Penfield




Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer (cardboard 12.6 x 7.6 cm) with fixed limbs.
Signed "GONIOMETER | GEOLOGY LAB KITS. | 1903 Third Avenue | CANYON, TEXAS". First half 20th century.
Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs




Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer (colorless clear plastic 20.3 x 10.2 cm) in card envelope (21.7 x 11.4 cm) .
Signed "MOHAVE SALES INC.| HOLLYWOOD 27 | U.S.A. | EVERYTHING FOR ENGINEERS AND GEOLOGISTS | 77 - CONTACT GONIOMETER (AFTER PENFIELD)"
Fist half 20th century.


Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs, Mohave Sales Inc., Hollywood




Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer (aluminium 10.8 x 6.2 cm) with an instruction leaflet (12.6 x 15.2 cm) in transparent plastic envelope (14.2 x 8.6 cm) .
Signed "WARD'S ALL-METAL | CONTACT GONIOMETER | WARD'S NATURAL SCIENCE ESTAB., Inc. | Rochester, N.Y. Monterey, Calif. | Cat # 13W0560 Made In U.S.A."
Ca. 1970.


Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs, Ward's




Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer (plastic 10.8 x 6.4 cm) with an instruction leaflet (12.6 x 15.3 cm) in transparent plastic envelope (14 x 8.6 cm) .
Signed "WARD'S | CONTACT GONIOMETER | WARD'S NATURAL SCIENCE ESTAB., Inc. | Rochester, N.Y. Monterey, Calif. | Cat # 13W0561 Made in U.S.A."
Ca. 1970.


Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs, Ward's




Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs
Contact goniometer (plastic 10.8 x 6.4 cm) with an instruction leaflet (12.7 x 15.2 cm) in beige paper envelope (16.6 x 9 cm) .
Signed "WARD'S | CONTACT GONIOMETER | WARD'S NATURAL SCIENCE | (800) 962-2660 | Made in U.S.A."
2nd half 20th century



Educational contact goniometer with fixed limbs