WW2 Royal Navy Vintage Cased Brass Ships Marine Distance Meter


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WW2 Issue Stuart's Marine Distance Meter Pattern 498 by H. Hughes & Son Limited, London, England. In original fitted wooden case. Number 11447 This instrument is used to determine the distance of another ship and so was particularly useful for ships sailing in convoy to ensure that they remained far enough apart. The distance meter has a brass scope. The top scale is marked ‘CABLES’ and has a scale from 1 to 30. The meter works on the double image principle. To use it, the observer sets the height scale to the known height of the ship being observed, then looks though the eyepiece and turns the knob on the front until the two images seen through the eyepiece coincide. The distance of the ship from the observer is then indicated on the scale marked ‘CABLES’. Measurements Overall: 105 mm x 130 mm x 87 mm


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