Antique / Vintage, Stanley - London, Drafting, Compass, Technical Drawing Set, within original leather fitted case. Dated around 1920 - 30's. Stanley were based at 286 High Holborn during 1915 - 1939. Appears complete and the individual items are marked Stanley.
2 of the items have turned bone handles, with ornate end finials. Working order and in good used condition for age.
Some superficial wear, marks and scratches. The nickel plated items have some slight tarnishing, as do the smaller steel items, but to a greater degree. 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. Stanley was a skilled architect who designed and founded the UK's first Trades school, Stanley Technical Trades School (now Harris Academy South Norwood), as well as designing the Stanley Halls in South Norwood.Stanley designed and built his two homes. Stanley was a member of several professional bodies and societies (including the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Meteorological Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Astronomical Association). Besides these activities, he was a painter, musician and photographer, as well as an author of a variety of publications, including plays, books for children, and political treatises. Islington, London, United KingdomDied14 August 1909 (aged 80). South Norwood, London, United KingdomNationalityEnglishOccupationEngineerSpouse(s)Eliza Ann Savory Engineering career Employer(s)William Ford Stanley and Co. The item "Antique / Vintage, Stanley London, Drafting, Compass, Technical Drawing Set" is in sale since Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
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