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YOKOHAMA UTSUKI CLINOMETER (MRA 042)
- Made in Japan
- Condition (In our opinion): 8/10
- Item code: MRA 042
The history of Utsuki Keiko Co. dates back to 1905, when Sumizo Utsuki formed a marine chronometer repair shop in Tokyo. The company was established in 1948. It is famous in Japan for in manufacturing marine measuring systems, such as pressure type level gauge, electric inclinometers, remote/auto equipment control on marine vessels, etc. Since the early 20th century, the company maintains its standard for manufacturing precision instruments, their sale, repair and export.
Presented here is a Yokohama Utsuki clinometer, which is an instrument which determines the tilt, depression or elevation angle of an object with respect to gravity. It has been assigned various names including inclinometer, tilt meter, gradiometer, level gauge, slope alert, etc. It uses three different units namely: degrees, percent and topo to determine the decline or incline.
Clinometers have been used for various purposes such as determining latitude, angle of Earth’s magnetic field, surveying, in civil engineering projects, for determining slope of objects, for nautical and aircraft coordinators, etc.
The present inclinometer is a flat slab-like model with wooden board and a liquid filed tube. The principle of the instrument is pretty simple with a flat base and a graduated glass hollow disk which is filled with a dense liquid. A reference line runs parallel to the base indicating horizontal flat side and liquid standing on the zero line indicates the flat side is perpendicular and the slope angles are determined with the help of the graduated markings which have been indicated in degrees in the present meter.
It is present in exceptional state with no damage to the tube or slab, however, the date of manufacturing cannot be determined. If you are a person who is into handy do-it-yourself stuff, it is really useful instrument; additionally it adds depth when kept as a decorative item.
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