What is this Micronta ?

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Re: What is this Micronta ?

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It's an engineers protractor.

I have seen them used in a machine shop to set / clamp things at any angle on a milling table or any other cutting machine eg EDM. Works fine as an inclinometer for setting the polar axis altitude on an equatorial mounting.

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Re: What is this Micronta ?

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Chich wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:10 am It is an abney level. We used to have them for taking tree heights before we got Suunto clinometers.

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