Wye Level

Description:

Small level 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 inscription reads "FAUTH & CO. MATH. INST MAKERS. WASH'N D.C." and "U.S.C.S. No. 31."

Maker: Fauth & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.309652Catalog Number: 309652Accession Number: 106954

Object Name: wye level

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 cmtelescope: 10 in; 25.4 cmoverall: 5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 11 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 9.525 cm x 28.2575 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-ae1b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_748694

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