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    Posted: August 25 2014 at 11:47pm
must be some sort of clinometer for use on artilery ( in any case according to the seller).

i do have a watkin model 1903 clino but this seems to do a bit more and was probably atached to the gun/canon /etc


any tips are welcome 
i guess it wasn't for use on the lee enfield  Big smile

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yoeri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2014 at 11:47pm
sorry for the poor quality of the pics . cellphone camera isn't that ideal for the job.

don't know if you all can see the images from postimage
these are the direct links

http://s6.postimg.org/e9plfan35/IMAG0403.jpg
http://s6.postimg.org/7xag5gk0x/IMAG0405.jpg

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We see two images. One top view of the whole gadget, 1 close up of the makers mark & serial #.

Is the right hand side some kind of parallel ruler? It seems that the "scope" can be swung out while remaining aligned with the "scales" on the left hand side.
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Its a surveyor's optic of some kind.
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actualy the plate where it stands on in the photo schould be at the left side.

as the scope turns the atached scale turns along. the pate just above that one also has a scaling on it.
that plate is able to be turned but you can just see the knob of that at the left above.

will post some pics extra later, wasn't shure the photo's would be visible.

any idea what gun it could have been on?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yoeri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2014 at 7:28pm
got info from a website :)

it seems to be a surveying clinometer.
year of productions is still a question , but this would be used on a plane table .
probably to determine the distance from a target and the measurments of that target :)

so it still has right on a place in the clinometer collection  Approve
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I was going to suggest an artillery range finder
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Possibly used for battery fire rather than on an individual gun?
If you don't know the land you're firing over its harder to predict the fall of shot from several guns. Even more so if you're doing indirect fire where you can't see the target.
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possibly :)
I'm looking for some photo's on the net to find out in wich war it would have been used.
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If it is of help the "crows foot" (arrow) marking is British. It signifies War Office Property & is called a "Broad Arrow" so the users were probably British or Commonwealth.
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it does have the broad arrow.
only no year

have three of them - all different makers
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