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Object Name: plane table alidade
Date: 1800-1830
Inventory Number: DW0842
Classification: Alidade
Subject: surveying
Geography: Italy, Milano
Maker: Pasquale Cittelli
1777 - 1838
Dimensions: 27.5 x 6.3 x 74.5 cm (10 13/16 x 2 1/2 x 29 5/16 in.) case: 6 x 77.5 x 9.7 cm (2 3/8 x 30 1/2 x 3 13/16 in.)
Materials: brass, paper, pine
Description: Brass straight edge with folding slit sights. With original box. The wood box is worm-eaten.
Signed: on label inside lid of box: PASQUALE CITTELLI / FABBRICATORE / d'ogni sorta di stromenti fisici, matematici ece. / Con Negozio Corsia de Servi No. 6120. / E LABORATORIO CON ARITAZIONE / Lungo il Navigl: alla sinistra del Ponte, di Porta Tosa, terra Porta No. 300. / MILANO

stamped on rule: Cittelli Fece
Curatorial Remarks: Pine case, some worm holes. Hinges rusty (JC spread a little WD40 on them). Left end of case has broken off. Now inside of box. TRADE LABEL ON LID--needs to be photographed.
Sign on