Queen & Company Wye Level

Description
This is marked "QUEEN & CO. PHILADA 6750." The firm termed it an Improved Engineer's Y Level, and priced it at $110. The serial number suggests a date from the mid-1890s. A label in the box reads "QUEEN & CO., Inc.," referring to the incorporation of the firm in 1896.
Ref: Queen & Co., Catalogue of Mathematical and Engineering Instruments and Materials (Philadelphia, 1887), pp. 153-154.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
level (wye)
maker
Queen and Company
Measurements
telescope: 20 in; 50.8 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1980.0319.01
accession number
1980.0319
catalog number
1980.0319.01
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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