Gunner's level in case

Made:
1772-1796
maker:
George Adams

Gunner's level in case, made by George Adams the Younger, Fleet Street, London, 1772-1796.

This instrument was used to find the centre line of a cannon, which was used in aiming. It was placed on the barrel so that the central plunger (the blue steel index) was vertical. The plunger was then depressed to make a mark and a series of marks could be joined to create a line. Later models included a spirit level.

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Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1913
Materials:
felt, fishskin, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), silver and steel
Measurements:
level (flat): 3 mm x 100 mm x 120 mm, .15 kg
case (flat): 30 mm x 110 mm x 145 mm, .11 kg
type:
levels
taxonomy:
  • measuring devices
  • measuring devices
credit:
King's College, London

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