This Eidograph is made of brass and presented in a mahogany box. These instruments were often used for copying estate maps. It was made by J A Reynolds of Birmingham. It is a proportional drawing instrument similar to a pantograph but more elaborate, and able to do larger and more accurate work, enlarging and reducing drawings.
There is one in the Graphic Arts Special Collection in the Firestone Library at Princeton University and another in the Institute of Civil Engineers Museum in Scotland. Has original instruction sheet with handwritten annotations. Courier to UK mainland only, local collection welcome. The item "Antique Reynolds Eidograph Map Instrument Pantograph in Original Mahogany Box" is in sale since Saturday, May 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Engineering & Surveying".The seller is "jennyfowler46" and is located in Bristol. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.