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Description
Prismatic Level, used as gun sight. Brass square sighting tube painted back. Half prism reflecting level bubble on rotating vernier on semi-circular scale.
Classification
CH classification SCIENCES Instruments Measuring prismatic level
Measurements
L180 x W35 x H75 mm
Media/Materials description
Metal, glass
History and use
This prismatic level is believed to have been used as a gun sight by Australian Imperial Forces during the First World War.

It is attributed to the 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) who served in Egypt, Gaza, Jerusalem, Jordan and Palestine from 1915 to 1918.

This object was donated by the Marks family. The Marks family was a prominent Brisbane family that made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H12799.1

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