This placefinder was invented in the late 1800s by a man called Baker, I suppose that its name derived from drawing your number and then knowing which path to take to your stand.
The pegs are contained in a small square box with a secure closing clip which when opened operates a simple but clever mechanism which fans out the 10 silver pegs as the box opens. The pegs themselves are held in a socket which hides the numbers but the fan arrangement gives ample space for each peg to be withdrawn.
The Hall marked box is made from solid silver with a gilded inside. The outside can have a polished finished or can be finely engine turned with a blank cartouche for initials.
As collectors will know this placefinder was famously made by Aspreys for many years, but they stopped manufacture in the early seventies.
This is a useable, collectable and interesting placefinder – a great gift for any Shooting Man or Lady.