Nautical instrument maker’s shop sign
By Anonymous, 1900
- Author: Anonymous
- Publication place: [New England
- Publication date: twentieth century].
- Physical description: Heavily polychromed pine in the form of an over-sized octant, inscribed on the ‘T’ bar: J. Kinros[s], [Plymo]uth.
- Dimensions: 1397 by 1118mm. (55 by 44 inches).
- Inventory reference: 14862
We can find no mention of a J. Kinross, as instrument maker, in the archives at Bedford, nor the Peabody Museum. However, Bedini notes that nearly all of the surviving examples of wooden surveying compasses etc, come from makers in New England, particularly from Boston and Plymouth.
- Bedini, ‘Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers’, 1964