Gunner's Level


Gunner’s levels came into use in in the sixteenth century, along with the increased use of heavy artillery that could be adjusted for elevation. Intricate and delicate examples were presumably used for display rather than service on the battlefield. This one is brass and l-shaped.

Ref: John R. Millburn, "Gunnery Instruments and their Makers in the Eighteenth Century," Journal of the Ordnance Society 7 (1995): 27-44.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.326983Catalog Number: 326983Accession Number: 1989.0577

Object Name: artillery levelGunner's Level

Measurements: overall: 6 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in x 5/8 in; 17.145 cm x 14.9225 cm x 1.5875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1464351

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