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Combined compas and clinometer, 1870.

Combined compas and clinometer, 1870.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


The inscription engraved on the top of this instrument designed by Captain Burnier reads; 'Balbreck aine Consteur / 81 Bart, Montparnase / Paris'. Magnetic compases are portable and easy to use for rapid surveying where high accuracy is not required. The compas disk and clinometer plate are enclosed in a bras case.

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