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Two pins joined by a pivot used for measurement when drawing or building.
Default orientation: points to base. No proper coloration.
Drawing Compass (1) §
Source: Siebmacher’s Wappenbuch of 1605. Artist: Johann Siebmacher. (Arms of Petzlinger, page 98.)
Drawing Compass (2) §
Adapted from a photograph of Boijmans van Beuningen's Compass no. F 6454, dated to the 15th C.
Drawing Compass (3) §
Source: Wappenbuch Fol 223. (Folio 35v.) Artist unknown. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.