Mercury Level?, English, Eighteenth Century?
|Inventory Number:|| 16229|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||Mahogany box containing a thick white marble disc with hollowed out surface connected to a hole in the top edge, with a glass cover plate, and a boxwood bottle with brass stopper, containing mercury. The mercury can be poured into the hollowed out portion via the hole to form a flat pool of mercury with a bubble, which can be used as a levelling instrument.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||Unsigned and undated.|
glass and mercury
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