a pair of dividers, but with arched legs, and adapted for taking the diameter of convex or concave bodies.
It is said to have been invented by an artificer of Nuremberg in 1540.
This will not do; the calipers is a mechanical thumb and finger, a device of very ancient date, and is shown on Roman tombs.
a is earliest playing-cards which he has had an opportunity of examining were evidently stenciled, and of the date of 1440.
Stenciling cards was quite a business at Nuremberg, 1433-77, as appears by the town books.
Chatto regards cards as an Eastern invention, and supposes that they became known in Europe as a popular game between 13d marks are known were Israel de Mecheln, of Bokholt, in the bishopric of Munster; Martin Schoen, of Colmar, in Alsace, where he died 1486; Michael Wolgemuth, of Nuremberg, the preceptor of the famous Albert Durer.
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