An Antique, Cased, And Unusually Large, High Quality, 19th Century Abney Level, With A Green Card Compass, And Clinometer. C1880
Stock Number: 20191202
Offered for Sale is a very fine condition example of an Abney Level Clinometer, with a Green card Compass, contained in a presentation style wooden case. This was possibly a Demonstration item, as it such an impressive and large example. C 1880
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
Offered for Sale is a very fine condition, Antique, example of an Abney Level Clinometer, with a Green Card Compass, contained in a presentation style wooden case. It has an o/a length of 7 inches [18 cms], and a height of 3 inches [7.75 cms]. The main body is in anodised green metal, with a vertical semi-circular, graduated silvered scale. There is a moveable indicator arm, also with a silvered graduated scale. It is adjusted by a circular wheel, which has a glass bubble level. There is an end peep hole, through which the bubble can be read off. The round compass, has a floating green card, read through an adjustable prism lens. There is a hinged sighting arm, which deactivates the disc, when closed. All in good working order, and in prime, original condition. This instrument is not signed and it is possible that because of it’s large size, it may have been a demonstration example. Contained in a hardwood case, lined and fitted to the interior for this instrument. It has a hinged lid, and a brass retaining catch to the front of the main case. The wood is in excellent and undamaged condition. The case measures .. 8 inches [20cms] X 4.5 inches [11.5cms] X 2.75 inches [7cms].
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I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.
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