Wye Level


This level measures 15 inches between the two wyes. The “W. & T. Gilbert / London” inscription on the compass face is that of William and Thomas Gilbert, optical and mathematical instrument makers who were in business together from 1819 to 1831.

Date Made: 1819-1831

Maker: William and Thomas Gilbert

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Subject: Surveying


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0539.43Catalog Number: 1990.0539.43Accession Number: 1990.0539

Object Name: Wye Levellevel (wye)

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 25 7/8 in; 24.765 cm x 26.035 cm x 65.7225 cmoverall: 9 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in x 25 7/8 in; 25.0825 cm x 26.035 cm x 65.7225 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-d433-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1145281

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