Farm Level

Farm Level

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This simple surveying instrument offered minimal precision at an affordable price. Its horizontal circle is graduated to single degrees. William Rutter, a farmer and builder in Prince George's County, Md., acquired it in the 1920s.
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farm level
overall case: 19.5 cm x 15 cm x 29.3 cm; 7 11/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 11 9/16 in
overall in case: 7 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 29.21 cm x 13.97 cm
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National Museum of American History
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