Artificial glass horizon.

Made:
1785-1795 in Germany and Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

Artificial glass horizon in circular fitted wooden case with lid, made by unknown German maker (possibly G.F. Brander, Augsburg?), 1785-1795. Consisting of a circular lacquered brass container with three levelling feet, which holds spirit, covered by a transparent glass plate. When in use, the vessel is filled with spirit leaving an air-gap under the glass to act as a bubble level, which is centred with levelling screws.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1986-634
Materials:
brass, fruitwood, glass
type:
artificial horizon - glass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • ancillary optical instrument
  • artificial horizon
credit:
Christie's South Kensington Limited

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