Very early 20th century, quality set of technical drawing instruments made by J.A. Reynolds & Co of Birmingham c1910. A full set of nickel-silver instruments together with brass protractor and rule housed within its lid. Case lined in blue silk and blue velvet. Covered externally in leather. Stamped inside "Reynolds & Co Limited Birmingham". The case measures 15 cm x 10.5 cm x 2.5 cm.
James Alfred Reynolds traded as J.A. Reynolds & Co (manufacturer and importer of drawing instruments) in the latter half of the 19th century. He entered into a brief partnership with A.G. Thornton in 1885/86 after which he resumed his original company which continued producing technical drawing instruments into the first quarter of the 20th century.