Product images of Backstaff
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
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Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
The backstaff is made from a lignum vitae frame with boxwood arcs, brass-capped rivets, and a boxwood sight vane, horizon vane and shadow vane, the latter with a Flamsteed lens. There is an inlaid boxwood plate on the main strut. The sight vane and shadow vane have brass pressure plates to hold them tightly in place on the arcs and the sight vane has an inlaid brass pinhole. Small decorative motifs are stamped on the lower end of the thirty degree arc.
- Image reference: F4932-001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London