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Office Antiques673 of 985Copper Seahorse Letter OpenerSome type of chinese   something ???/
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Posted 3 years ago

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codydogg
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IM AT A LOSS WITH THIS ITEM//im sure it can be used by many feilds of work-but why lang"-is written on it?I think thats a fair question--plus any other info would be great!! thanks a bunch for anyone that has the know!! I like the way it folds up--very cool item! thanks c/dogg& rug ratts

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  1. Maltamary, 3 years ago
    The engraving is in French. Demi pied nelle mesure = Half Foot Measurement; Ligne Aplomb = Plumb Line
  2. paris1925 paris1925, 18 days ago
    hi cody, this is an astronomy item , you can see more details here, the mesurement in "feets" was used in france befor the 1789 revolution and prohibited in1793, switched to "meters"

    http://www.astrolabium.be/mesurercieletterre/Equerre

    hope it will answer to your question-)
    regards,

    Dave

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