Reed level

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Water is poured into the center top of the reed grass. The total amount of water, as illustrated by A(100%), needs to be equally distributed across B1 and B2. Equal output at both sides indicates that the reed is horizontally leveled.

A reed level is an Arabic invention for determining level for the purpose of construction. A hole is put through a long straight reed and water is poured into the center. When the flow out of both sides is equal, the reed is level.[1] The device serves the same purpose as a spirit level.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Donald R.; al-Hassan, Ahmad Y. "Engineering in Arabic-Islamic Civilization". history-science-technology.com. Retrieved 11 September 2016.