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Bennett, J. and Johnston, S., The Geometry of War, 1500-1750 (Oxford, 1996)

30. As with other combined gunnery instruments in the exhibition this German instrument has a levelling arc offset from the upright of a sight. The sight moves in a slot against a scale of equal parts from 0-36 while the plummet moves over a scale of degrees from 0-45 and is constrained by a guard. The instrument still has its original leather-covered wooden case.

The maker Burucker was active in Nuremberg in the first half of the 18th century and is also known to have produced sundials (Zinner, p. 277).

Height: 117 mm

Inventory no. 47,357

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