Artificial glass horizon

Made:
1875-1885 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Artificial black glass horizon (lacking case and level), unsigned, made by an unknown English maker, 1875-1885. Consisting of a circular anodized brass base with three levelling feet and covered with a blackened glass plate serving as a mirror.

Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1981-1363
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and glass
type:
artificial horizon - glass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • ancillary optical instrument
  • artificial horizon
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust