Wye Level

Wye Level

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Wye Level
level (wye)
date made
1819-1831
maker
William and Thomas Gilbert
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
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 cm
overall: 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
ID Number
1990.0539.43
catalog number
1990.0539.43
accession number
1990.0539
subject
Surveying
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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