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Quadrant and Level, Signed K.K., German, 17th Century

Inventory Number: 48222
Object Type: quadrant
Persons: 'K. K.' (Maker)
Date Created: 17th century
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Quadrants Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Horary and sinical quadrant on one side; levelling scale [55]-0-[55]° on the reverse. The decorated levelling side has a hole for a plumb line, as does the horary quadrant. The two folding pieces seem to be not sights but suspension points, to make this a hanging level. Might this be from a mine survey set?
Primary Inscriptions: "K K"
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Ivory
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
122 112 mm

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