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Fitter’s Compass

LS 5744

| Medium : wrought iron


The signature on this compass, used for cutting bricks or lumber, is a testimony to popular common sense. With crude spelling and in capital letters, it announces: ‘I ​​ HAVE MORE KNOWLIDGE IN MY HEAD THAN THEIR IS IN MY MASTERS. IF MY MASTERS KNOWLIDGE IS OF NO USE TO ME, NEITHAR WILL MINE BE OF USE TO HIM.. MADE BY NEYRON 1751.’ And on the other side: ‘LEAVE ME ALONE GOOD THIEF, I BELONG TO MASTER PIERRE PELEGRIN AND WILL DOUTLESS BE OF NO USE TO YOU 1751’