Automatic Level


Carl Zeiss introduced the Model Ni 002 Automatic Geodetic Level around 1973, terming it a self-aligning level of maximum precision. This example is marked "AUS JENA Ni 002" and "456506" and "Made in German Democratic Republic." It belonged to the U. S. National Geodetic Survey. New, it cost $5,000. An additional tag reads "U.S. Government 48824 Dept. of Commerce NOAA."

Ref: Gerhard Hüther, "The new Automatic Geodetic Level Ni 002 of VEB Carl Zeiss JENA," Jena Review (Spring 1973): 56-60.

Carl Zeiss, Instruction ManualAutomatic Geodetic Level NI 002. .

Maker: Zeiss

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: German Democratic Republic

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Related Publication: Carl Zeiss. Instruction Manual. Automatic Geodetic Level NI 002, Jena Review

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1998.0006.01Accession Number: 1998.0006Catalog Number: 1998.0006.01

Object Name: level (automatic)

Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 15 in x 13 in; 31.75 cm x 38.1 cm x 33.02 cm


Record Id: nmah_748726

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