Surveyor's Level

Surveyor's Level

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Description
This level probably dates from the first half of the 19th century when this form—with a magnetic compass mounted below the telescope—was in use. An inscription on the side reads "HIBERNIAN MINING COMPANY."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
level
maker
Dollond, George
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
telescope: 11 in; 27.94 cm
compass needle: 3 13/32 in; 8.636 cm
overall; level: 6 13/16 in x 4 1/8 in x 11 7/8 in; 17.30375 cm x 10.4775 cm x 30.1625 cm
ID Number
PH.309825A
accession number
109599
catalog number
309825A
Credit Line
Francis D. Shoemaker
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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