To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Rare Georgian Pedometer by Spencer & Perkins of London"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
With a white enamel face with three dials: 1/1000th of a mile, (one click of the mechanism) 1/10th of a mile and 1 – 12 miles. With a fob hook, the case of shagreen and gilt brass. In good overall condition
Circa 1775 – 1794
Size: 5.5cm dia., 3cm deep, 15cm long (with arm) – 2¼ ins dia., 1¼ ins deep, 6 ins long (with arm)
The ancient Romans used a hodometer calibrated to steps to measure distances for military and civil purposes. The definition of the international mile comes from the Roman military method of keeping track of how far a soldier had travelled on foot. The Latin 'mille passus' means a 'thousand paces' where one pace equals two steps.