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PHEW!... From 200 emails to a far more rea­son­able 15 this week.

Last week’s item from Ar­chive An­tiques was a mea­sur­ing in­stru­ment dat­ing back to the 1920s, used to de­ter­mine the area of ir­reg­u­lar shapes, usu­ally on maps or draw­ings.

Bryce Atkin­son was the first with the cor­rect an­swer. Sea­mus El­der ex­plained fur­ther, de­scrib­ing the planime­ter as be­ing used to cal­cu­late un­even ar­eas in­volved in land mea­sure­ment and ship de­sign. Cedric Lock­ley, Philip Clark, Kevin Jacobson, Ste­wart Ross, Jo Chan­dler, Damian Devlin, Mike Peter­son and Lind­say Bogg all also had right an­swer.

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