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Spirit Level, English?, c. 1700

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Inventory Number: 22764
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
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.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
228 mm

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