- This somewhat unusual instrument has a micrometer screw at one end, to be used for fine adjustment, and its telescope has the same diameter from one end to the other. The “Bate London” inscription refers to Robert Brettell Bate, an instrument maker who was active during the first half of the 19th century.
- Object Name
- tilting level
- surveyor's level
- Bate, Robert Brettell
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London, City of London
- overall: 7 cm x 33 cm x 13 cm; 2 3/4 in x 13 in x 5 1/8 in
- telescope: 12 in; 30.48 cm
- level vial: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Surveying and Geodesy
- Measuring & Mapping
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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