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Chris Cook

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07-07-2021 10:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool

This is one I can find no definite answer for. There’s been speculation, but no one has been certain what this is.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""


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#1 posted 07-07-2021 10:46 PM

No idea but the coloration looks military.

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#2 posted 07-07-2021 10:50 PM

I’m not sure its a tool as much as a part of something else. like an old military field radio or something like that.

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#3 posted 07-07-2021 11:19 PM

It’s not really green. Just an effect of the lighting. The sides are made of wood

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#4 posted 07-07-2021 11:25 PM

What has been speculated?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 07-07-2021 11:40 PM

looks like part of an artillery site

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#6 posted 07-08-2021 12:12 AM

What are the increments mark in, feet, inch, mm?

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#7 posted 07-08-2021 12:18 AM

inches, only slides out to 2.5 inches, it has a spirit level in it (top in this picture)

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#8 posted 07-08-2021 01:33 AM



looks like part of an artillery site

- Knockonit

fyi its “sight” not “site” not being a grammar police, just want to make OPs searches successful.
also can be called artillery director or sight director:

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Image-4-In-the-early-part-of-the-war-the-clinometers-used-were-the-same-as-for_fig4_323525111

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#9 posted 07-08-2021 12:07 PM

Looks to be brass. Yes, it does look military. Any numbers, manufactures or anything on it? Any mounting points

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#10 posted 07-08-2021 12:36 PM

Thanks for everyone’s comments. While it does look similar to the artillery sites, I’d be surprised if that’s the case. I’ll check it out though.

It has no mounting points, no text other than the graduation on the ‘ruler’ section.

It may be brass, the sides are wood.

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#11 posted 07-08-2021 10:00 PM

Could it possibly use on a surveying transit?

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#12 posted 07-08-2021 10:42 PM

It’s for making sure this:

... is aligned correctly.

You’re welcome.

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#13 posted 07-09-2021 12:34 PM

@cheinier not sure if you’re joking, what is that?

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#14 posted 07-09-2021 03:39 PM



@cheinier not sure if you re joking, what is that?

- Chris Cook

He’s joking.
The photo is from another currently-running “what is it?” thread, that has has to be solved.

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#15 posted 07-09-2021 05:49 PM

How about a couple more pictures, please? overall length? If it’s brass, that usually imples nautical or surveyors equip.

There is a part “Level Pitch Adjuster” by Stanley, for wooden levels it is No 5, and for metallic levels No 7. It clamps to the end of a level to bring that end up by the amount the foot sticks out. Obviously it doesn’t need it’s own spirit level, but perhaps this is a fine adjustment attachment to something else. Is your “small rule” possibly a foot? [foot as in pod, not measuring unit]

I also can’t see which way the spirit level bubble moves, which orientations will it be functional?

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