cavalry sketch board Mk IV

Catalogue number
  • EQU 3603
Department
Exhibits
Production date
1917
Materials
  • Sketch Board: wood
  • Rollers: metal
  • whole: glass
  • whole: leather
  • whole: celluloid
Dimensions
  • whole: Height 2 cm, Length 25 cm, Width 18.5 cm
Alternative names
  • full name: cavalry sketch board Mk IV
  • simple name: sketch board : British
Creator
Category
Equipment

Physical description

Rectangular wooden sketch board with two integral metal rollers slit to hold a length of paper which can be rolled forward as the sketching advances, Front of board in fitted with a small magnetic compass and the rear with a clinometer calibrated to 50 degrees. A leather strap to attach the board to the user's forearm is fitted to the back of the board.

History note

Board designed during the late 19th century by Lieutenant-Colonel Verner, Rifle Brigade, and some time Professor of Military Topography, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

Stamped

HOUGHTON - BUTCHER LONDON 1917 IV 10921

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