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Inventory no. 45944 - Former Display Label

German THEODOLITE Late 16th century
Gilt brass. Signed, 'Pragæ fecit Erasmus Habermel";
undated.
A plumb-line and bob, which hung from the point of rotation of
the vertical semicircle, are missing. The vertical semicircle and
its vertical support can be removed from the horizontal support
which rotates between the compass and the horizontal scale of 'hours'
and degrees; it could be replaced by two horizontal arms, of which
one survives and is shown here.
(Cf. the gunner's level by Habermel in case no. 44).
From the Michel Collection.
[57-84/124] Billmeir Collection no. 124

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