A beatiful pair of 6" spring type dividers for #cooltooltuesday that arrived perfectly as an early birthday present. Extremely beatiful and well balanced dividers. I found a similar model pictured in an old Finnish tool catalogue from around 1910. Four sizes 3, 4 5 and 6 inches are listed in the catalogue. Quite small sizes, probably because the catalogue contains tools for watchmakers, gold and silversmiths and fine mechanics. No manufacturer is mentioned, and there are no makers mark on the dividers. Probably a common model with many manufacturers at the time, still I think they are fairly uncommon today. I have seen similar ones over at @minimalist_woodworker and @doranviolins. The spring is very strong and the adjustment works fine for most of the range.
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