Combined graphometer and plummet clinometer, 1663.

Made:
1633 in Germany and Dresden

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Combined graphometer and plummet clinometer by Christoff Kohler of Dresden, 1663. This instrument was made by Christoff
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Science Museum Group Collection

Combined graphometer and plummet clinometer by Christoff Kohler of Dresden, 1663. This instrument was made by Christoff
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Combined graphometer and plummet clinometer by Christoff Kohler of Dresden, 1663. This instrument was made by Christoff
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Combined graphometer and plummet clinometer by Christoff Kohler of Dresden, 1663. This instrument was made by Christoff
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Combined graphometer and plummet clinometer by Christoff Kohler of Dresden, 1663. This instrument was made by Christoff
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Combined graphometer and plummet clinometer by Christoff Kohler of Dresden, 1663. From a colour transparency in the
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Science Museum Group Collection

Combined graphometer and plummet clinometer by Christoff Kohler of Dresden, 1663

This instrument was made by Christoff Kohler of Dresden. Circumferentors (with a complete circle scale) and graphometers (with a half circle scale) were widely used through the 17th and 18th centuries for angle measurement. A joint on the support allowed for both vertical and horizontal use. The clinometer was used for measuring the angle or elevation of slopes. The inscription engraved on back of the object reads 'Christoff Kohler Mech Dresten Fecit'.

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Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1894-106
Materials:
brass, iron, needle
type:
graphometer
taxonomy:
credit:
Heilbronner, H.
status:
Permanent collection

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