Builder's Transit

Description:

Convertible Transit Level with a "C. L. BERGER AND SONS, INC. BOSTON, MASS. 62282 MADE IN U.S.A." inscription. Berger introduced this form in the early 1950s, describing it as a "modern, practical and sturdy instrument, precision engineered for the requirements of the contractor and builder." This example belonged to Charles H. Rutter, a contractor and builder in southern Prince George's County, Md. Its horizontal circle and vertical arc are divided to single degrees, and read by verniers to 5 minutes.

Ref: C. L. Berger & Sons, Inc., Solar Ephemeris and Polar Tables (Boston, 1954), p. 62.

Date Made: 1950s

Maker: C.L. Berger and Sons

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0017.03Accession Number: 2003.0017Catalog Number: 2003.0017.03

Object Name: builder's transit

Measurements: case: 40 cm x 17 cm x 29 cm; 15 3/4 in x 6 11/16 in x 11 7/16 inoverall in case: 15 in x 11 in x 6 3/8 in; 38.1 cm x 27.94 cm x 16.1925 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5c80-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1191443

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