Fauth Wye Level

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This small level was made between 1874, when Fauth & Co. began in business, and 1878, when the U. S. Coast Survey became the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Since no instrument of this type appears in the Fauth catalogs, it was probably a special-order item. The signature reads "FAUTH & CO. MATH. INST MAKERS. WASH'N D.C." and "U.S.C.S. No. 31."
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Fauth & Co.
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United States: District of Columbia, Washington
overall: 5 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 11 1/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 8.89 cm x 28.2575 cm
telescope: 10 in; 25.4 cm
overall: 5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 11 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 9.525 cm x 28.2575 cm
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National Museum of American History


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