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Clinometer.

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1748
Category: Vintage and Antique
Object Type: Indicator/Instrument
Object Name: Clinometer.
Part No: None
Serial No: ?
Manufacturer: Newman
Division:
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: circa 1870
Dimensions: Width (mm): 23
Height (mm): 50
Depth (mm): 145
Weight (g): 132
Location: Cupboard CF (Display 1) [Main Store]
Inscription(s):

W. Newman & Co.
Calcutta
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28411 2

Notes:

Clinometer with spirit level and elevation protractor which is used in surveying.
The object is marked 'W. Newman & Co. Calcutta' who made an improvement on the Abney design. Elliott Bros also registered an "improved clinometer and spirit level combined" in December 1870 based on "the old form as originally designed by Lieutenant Abney".
Stamped on the body is the No. 28411 which is possibly the serial no.
The item is part of the Ron Howard collection.

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