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Gunnery Instrument

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1798
Category: Vintage and Antique
Object Type: Indicator/Instrument
Object Name: Gunnery Instrument
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions: Width (mm): 85
Height (mm): 63
Depth (mm): 140
Weight (g): 271
Location: Cupboard CI (Display 4) [Main Store]



This brass plated instrument has an interesting horseshoe base. A vertical pointer is rigidly fixed to the base. Pivoting to the pointer is a scale arc which can be set in one degree intervals from 0 to 90 degrees. There is a long arm calibrated in sixteenth of an inch divisions engraved from 2 to 4½ inches; the long arm ends with a finger plate. The device is believed to be a Gunnery instrument, for adjusting the angle of the barrel.
The instrument was donated from the Ron Howard Collection in 2019.

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