Leather Case for Prismatic Level

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Leather Case for Prismatic Level, brown leather case with light brown stitching. Metal and leather belt clasp securing lid to body.
CH classification SCIENCES Instruments Measuring prismatic level
L190 x W45 x H85 mm
Media/Materials description
Leather, metal
<Handwritten on side one> ‘14th A.L.H. Regt. (Q.M.I)’
<Handwritten on side two> ‘14th A.L.H. Regt. (Q.M.I)’
History and use
This leather case housed a prismatic level which 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.
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