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.
Antique Drawing Instrument Set by J.A. Reynolds & Co Birmingham c.1910
This complete set has original instruments in excellent working condition with age related surface patina. Internally the set's lining is in very good condition other than wear/damage to the silk on its inside-lid flap and age/use related staining to the silk. The case's leather covering shows clear signs of use and age. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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