Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser
Waywiser

Waywiser

1870 England

Offered by Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.

£2,850 gbp
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A late 19th century Waywiser by W F Stanley & Co of London.

Mahogany wheel with brass rim, hub and spokes, iron shaft with brass fittings and a mahogany handle. The shaft can be easily removed from the wheel for storage. The brass dial has measurements subdivided into yards, furlongs and miles, and is inscribed: STANLEY - LONDON. The dial is also removable for storage and transport.

Diameter of wheel: 23 inches - 58.5 cm.

Mounted on later display stand.

Waywisers are also known as odometer, surveyor's wheel, or perambulator.

Waywisers were used by the ancient Chinese and Greeks, but became popular in the 18th century as the need for surveying increased with the enclosures and canal building. They translate the length traveled by the circumference of the large wheel to distance which can be read off the face.

William Ford Robinson Stanley (2 February 1829 – 14 August 1909) was a British inventor with 78 patents filed in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He was an engineer who designed and made precision drawing and mathematical instruments, as well as surveying instruments and telescopes, manufactured by his company "William Ford Stanley and Co. Ltd."


Dimensions
Height 96.00 cm (37.80 inches)
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