✅ SOLVED Part of brass clinometer? Surveying quadrant?

Georgivs

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Greetings friends. I found this big ol chunk of brass (solid) while digging behind a real old plantation house in Athens Ga. It has ridges along the inside of the curve, and looks to have once been parabolic, but has seen better days. Solid brass makes me think military or surveying instrument. The ridges on the inside remind me of a clinometer (device for figuring the inclination of an artillery piece or angle of a line, etc.) I'm going back out today to see if I can find other pieces before they are done with the construction and it's all locked under asphalt for another few decades/centuries.

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Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!
 

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Georgivs

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Thats it alright! looks like part off a vtg fairbanks grain farm scale. Thanks!
 

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