Farm Level

This simple instrument was designed to provide minimal precision at an affordable price. Its horizontal circle is graduated to single degrees. William Rutter, a farmer and builder in Prince George's County, Md., acquired it in the 1920s.
Currently not on view
Object Name
farm level
overall case: 19.5 cm x 15 cm x 29.3 cm; 7 11/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 11 9/16 in
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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