Vintage Opisometer, Curvimeter, Map Measurer, Cartography with leather case - Germany
An opisometer, also called a curvimeter, meilograph, or map measurer, is an instrument for measuring the lengths of arbitrary curved lines. The instrument is most commonly used to measure the lengths of roads, rivers and other line features on maps. Opisometers designed for this purpose provide scales reading the measured distance in kilometers and miles.
A simple opisometer measures .consists of a toothed wheel of known circumference on a dial face. The wheel is placed in contact with the curved line to be measured and run along its length. By counting the number of teeth passing a mark on the handle while this is done, the length of the line can be ascertained:
line length = wheel circumference × teeth counted/teeth on wheel.
This particular one is for nautical miles and has 7 different scales on one side is marked 1:5000, 1: 10,000 , and 1:15,000. On the other side it;s marked : 1: 20,000, 1:40,000, 1: 80,000, and 1: 100,000. It is in good condition. It Marked GERMANY It comes with textured leather case. The leather case is in good condition.
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