18th century brass gunner’s level with pied de roi scale

18th century brass gunner’s level with pied de roi scale

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Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Drawing Instruments, Surveying Instruments & Mining

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A finely engraved 18th century brass level and rule with “pied de roi” scale. Standard size at around 7 inches in length (closed) with hand engraved numbers and scale inscription. This piece would have been used as a gunner’s level or for surveying.

Unsigned but dating to pre-revolution France based on the king’s foot scale. In excellent condition.

 

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