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Dick H15/07/2020 22:38:41
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See

patented by Otto Paul in 1926.

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/search/family/007386036/publication/DE479442C?q=%20wasserwaage

V8Eng15/07/2020 22:49:56
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According to the online translators Nivellator in German translates as Level Indicator ( in English).

Edited By V8Eng on 15/07/2020 22:50:26

john halfpenny16/07/2020 09:56:05
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I think 'Nivellator' is a trade mark, or at least an invented word -not uncommon in German. The title of the patent document translates as 'Level (surveyors) and measuring device'. Knowing this I suspect it belonged to my wife's grandfather, who was a sewage works foreman in the 1920's, no doubt with an interest in the flow of fluid through pipes, probably without the assistance of pumps in his home location.

Lee Rogers16/07/2020 13:46:27
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I fail to see how that is going to test a parachute ! As for an Ebay or Instagram post as a means of clarifying anything , please get a grip. It is quite simply a level . I am reasonably clued up re parachutes but no expert. I'm third generation in my family to have strapped one on many times. I've never used one , my Grandad would enter an incipient spin in his grave if I were to abandon a serviceable aircraft.

Lee Rogers16/07/2020 13:48:42
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Further to my last post , the standard method of testing parachutes is that daft youth that's always mooching around in the hangar.

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