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The intersection of beauty and function, as cradled by St. Barbara

Here we see a 17th Century gunner’s level, created by Victor Starck around 1635 from the Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments in the collection of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.

Photographer: Jürgen Karpinski Via Google Arts & Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/gunner-s-level/qwERU1v902d7-A

Looking at this, it is easy to see where artillerists of any era were the custodians of trigonometry and calculus and masters of azimuth, angle, and axis.

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