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Inventory no. 22764 - Former Display Label

?English SPIRIT LEVEL
c.1700

Brass, glass level, filled with pink fluid; with velvet-lined fish-skin covered case. Unsigned and undated.

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.

[Orrery Collection, no. 31]
Lent by Christ Church

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