Exceptional Watkin Clinometer

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 10,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

Exceptional Watkin Clinometer
Profiled mahogany case some 10½" x 7½" x 3" contains a superb example of a Watkin clinometer by the London firm of Pitkin. The clinometer has the serial number 677 and is dated 1944. It was almost certainly intended for military use but manifestly saw little action - it is in mint condition. This sturdy instrument is made from brass (partly oxidized, partly gold-lacquered) and has two machined faces at right angles to each other. The brass cylinder is attached to a large spirit level which can be wound up until it shows level when the attitude of one or other of the machined faces can be read off the scale. The scale itself runs from 0º to 45º and is effectively 15ft long (!) and thus readings to 1 minute of arc can be readily made. As indicated above the condition of the instrument is perfection: you will not find a better. This is a heavy item - please note postage charges. POSTAGE Postage to United Kingdom addresses £10
Postage 0utside the United Kingdom $60