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Martin King 230/05/2022 18:20:08
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Hi All,

Bought this on Sunday at Cheddar Car Boot, comes in a nice leather case which I have re saddle stitched.

Label n it said it was a "Roof Angle Measurer"

Certainly some sort of inclinometer but not sure whether is is missing a handle or mount of some sort.

There is is a half mirror inside that allows the spirit level bubble to be seen, almost like a sextant.

inclinometer 1.jpg

inclinometer 5.jpg

Any thoughts please?

Cheers, Martin

SillyOldDuffer30/05/2022 18:24:49
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It's an Abney Level. Used in surveying to measure slopes, which could be a roof.

JasonB30/05/2022 18:26:00
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Have a google for Abney Level

old mart30/05/2022 21:17:19
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A bit posh for a roofer, I think. laugh

not done it yet31/05/2022 08:58:50
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Posted by old mart on 30/05/2022 21:17:19:

A bit posh for a roofer, I think. laugh

Bricks up and bricks out, along with tangent tables, would be close enough for a roofer!

Peter Greene 🇨🇦31/05/2022 18:31:23
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A bit posh for a roofer, I think.

Bricks up and bricks out, along with tangent tables, would be close enough for a roofer!

Or a phone.

Martin King 231/05/2022 20:39:19
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Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated.

Martin

SillyOldDuffer31/05/2022 20:44:36
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Posted by old mart on 30/05/2022 21:17:19:

A bit posh for a roofer, I think. laugh

Dunno - they're not very expensive, £30 last time I saw one in a catalogue. Could have come from a roofing firm. Not men doing the work, but chaps who do the estimates might want one for speed and accuracy.

Dave

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