Automatic Surveyor Level and Stake Setter

Automatic Surveyor Level and Stake Setter

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The Automatic Surveyor Level and Stake Setter was an electrical instrument that would be mounted on a suitable vehicle and roll over the survey line. It was invented by Myron J. Dikeman (1882-1966) of New York City, and manufactured by the Dikeman Surveyor Company of Detroit.
Ref: “An Automatic Surveyor Level,” Commercial America 9 (1912): 37.
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Object Name
surveying, distance, automatic stake setter
date made
ca 1916
overall: 23 in x 30 in x 48 in; 58.42 cm x 76.2 cm x 121.92 cm
overall: surveying instrument: 22 in x 47 1/4 in x 29 1/2 in; 55.88 cm x 120.015 cm x 74.93 cm
overall: frame with lid: 7 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 18 in; 18.415 cm x 20.955 cm x 45.72 cm
overall:push handle: 1 1/8 in x 40 in x 12 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 101.6 cm x 30.7975 cm
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National Museum of American History
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