Here is a Vintage Lilley & Gillie Clinometer Made In North Sheilds England. This is an instrument that determines the depression, tilt, or elevation angle of an object with respect to gravity. It can also be named clinometer, tiltmeter, level gauge, or gradiometer. Clinometers were used for various purposes in both the nautical and aviation field.
History of Company
In 1812 John Lilley founded John Lilley and Son in London as an optician and nautical instrument maker. In 1885 John Wilson Gillie founded Wilson & Gillie in North Shields as chart agents and magnetic compass and nautical instrument makers. In 1913 the two companies merged, and in 1943 were renamed John Lilley & Gillie Ltd. They are still producing premium nautical instruments to this day.
Face Diameter: 6.5″
Mount Side with 3 Holes Diameter: 8″
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
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