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ANTIQUE WAYWISER BY COTTAM AND HALLEN.
A brass and iron Waywiser by Cottam & Hallen with turned walnut handles. The waywiser has a 23" diameter spoked wheel with a brass yardage dial and cover on the axle. The cover is engraved 'Cottam & Hallen, No. 167, Winsley St., Oxford St., London'.
In the Great Exhibition catalogue in 1851 Cottam & Hallen were listed as Inventors and Manufacturers.
A waywiser is an instrument for measuring the distance traversed by a walker, vehicle, or ship.
H 122 cm x Dia. 58.5 cm
H 48" x Dia. 23"