A W & S Jones Waywiser, English, first quarter of the 19th century. Signed to dial W & S Jones 30 Lower Holborn, London, with silvered dial divided for furlongs and miles. A six-spoke wheel, mahogany fork body with shaped top and bar handles
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ProvenanceA surveyor's wheel, also called a clickwheel, hodometer, waywiser, trundle wheel, measuring wheel or perambulator is a device for measuring distance.
LiteratureW & S Jones Nationality: British .Brief Bio: active 1791-1859, optician, mathematical and philosophical instrument maker, London, England : Traded at 27 Holborn Hill; 135 Holborn, next Furnival's Inn (1792-1800); 30 Holborn (1800-60); 32 Holborn Hill
ExhibitionsW. & S. JONES A CATALOGUE OF OPTICAL, MATHEMATICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL INSTRUMENTS, MADE AND SOLD BY W. AND S. JONES (30) LOWER HOLBORN, LONDON. LONDON: W. AND S. JONES, 1837.