Fauth Wye Level

Description
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."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
level (wye)
maker
Fauth & Co.
Measurements
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
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
PH*309652
catalog number
309652
accession number
106954
subject
Measuring & Mapping
Surveying and Geodesy
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Surveying and Geodesy
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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