Spirit Level, English?, c. 1700
|Inventory Number:|| 22764|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||English? spirit level, with with velvet-lined fish-skin covered case. |
Brass and glass level, filled with pink fluid;
Unsigned and undated; c.1700
The base-plate rests on two bosses at one end, and on the point of a levelling-screw at the other. A pointer is attached to the screw and moves over a graduated scale.
Two similar triangles are engraved on the base plate at the side of the level. The sides of one triangle are marked 8 and 150, and are exactly 1/3rd the length of the other sides, marked 24 and 450.
|Provenance:||Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.|
|Collection Group:||Orrery Collection|