U.S. Navy Artillery Stadimeter and Mahogany Carrying Case c.1942



A brass and wood U.S. Navy stadimeter with a Mahogany handle and glass viewfinders. Its original Mahogany carrying box has unusual locking latches. Both pieces have original labels "U.S. Navy B.U. Ships 1942".

  • CREATOR U.S. Navy.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Mahogany, Brass, Metal.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Wear on the bottom of the box.
  • DIMENSIONS H 6.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 7 in.


A stadimeter is an optical device for estimating the range to an object of known height by measuring the angle between the top and bottom of the object as observed at the device from a Navy ship.

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