Wye Level


This level, with a "STACKPOLE & BROTHER, NEW YORK 1490" inscription, probably dates from the early 1870s when the firm was making various instruments for the expeditions that would view the 1874 transit of Venus.

Date Made: ca 1873

Maker: Stackpole and Brother

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Naval Observatory

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.336601Maker Number: 1490Catalog Number: 336601Accession Number: 283654

Object Name: surveyor's level

Measurements: overall: 9 5/8 in x 5 5/8 in x 15 9/16 in; 24.4475 cm x 14.2875 cm x 39.52875 cmoverall: 9 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in x 15 5/8 in; 24.13 cm x 14.9225 cm x 39.6875 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-99e1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_748724

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