ENGLISH INCLINOMETER + CASE Original Wood Box Makers Mechanism Ltd Croydon 0-55 Degrees Double Vials Easy Action Type No M1017 W W Two 1940s

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Up for sale is a World War II vintage inclinometer or clinometer made by Mechanism Ltd. Croydon, England. This British made instrument is designated Type No. M1017. It has double vials, both completely intact and filled with liquid. The stationery scale on each side of the neck designates 0-10 degrees with a black arrow pointing at the 5 degree mark. I do not know how to move this dial, or if it is meant to move. The dialing scale at the top is 0-55 degrees. This dial turns easily. The heavy weight steel body is painted black, and there is a hole at each end to indicate the instrument could have been secured by screws to operational equipment.

The inclinometer sits in the original wooden box, which has a brass plate in front with "Makers Mechanism Ltd Croydon" in raised letters. The box has dovetail joinery, and is secured by two brass hook latches. There are two brass hinges as well, and a piece of green felt to pad the instrument from the lid when closed.

This was most likely a military issue instrument used during the World War II period. There is a black plate at the front which also notes: "Repaired 16/10/72."

Size: 7 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 1 7/8" (box); 6 1/2" (length of inclinometer)
Weight: 1 pound, 14.5 ounces (unpacked)
Condition: good, please see above; box has a crack or two which do not compromise the structure at all

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