Museo Galileo
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Gunner's level
    • Setting:
      Room VI
    • Maker:
      Josua Habermel
    • Place:
    • Date:
      late 16th cent.
    • Materials:
      silver, brass
    • Dimensions:
      height 180 mm
    • Inventory:
      669 (arco), 2539
    • Gunner's level (Inv. 669, 2539)

Gunner's level made by Josua Habermel. The curved base was set on the breech end of the barrel to measure the gun's elevation. On the level slides a plate carrying a magnetic compass, a graduated circle with an index, and a vertical graduated rod with a cursor index. The center of the graduated rod holds a laterally mounted clinometer. Brought to Florence from Germany by Prince Mattias de' Medici in the first half of the seventeenth century.