Bate Tilting Level

Description
This somewhat unusual instrument has a micrometer screw at one end, to be used for fine adjustment, and its telescope has the same diameter from one end to the other. The “Bate London” signature refers to Robert Brettell Bate, an instrument maker who was active during the first half of the 19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
level
tilting level
surveyor's level
maker
Bate, Robert Brettell
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 33 cm x 13 cm; 2 3/4 in x 13 in x 5 1/8 in
telescope: 12 in; 30.48 cm
level vial: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
ID Number
PH*319793.2
accession number
239772
catalog number
319793.2
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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