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Stanley London® Large Solid Brass Dumpy Level
with Hardwood Storage and Display Box

(Precision Engineer's Transit)
Large Solid Brass Dumpy Level

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This is a solid brass reproduction of a Dumpy Level, also known as an Engineer's Transit.  A dumpy level is an optical instrument used in surveying to transfer, measure, or set horizontal levels.  The level instrument is set up on a tripod and then accurately set to a leveled condition using the spirit level and leveling screws.  The operator looks through the eyepiece of the telescope while an assistant holds a tape measure or graduated staff vertical at the point under measurement. The instrument and staff are used to gather and/or transfer elevations.  Measurement generally starts from a benchmark with known height determined by a previous survey, or an arbitrary point with an assumed height.  Azimuth readings are taken using the internal magnetic compass.
The instrument has an impressive level of quality and craftsmanship.
This dumpy level stands 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm) tall, 6 inches (15.2 cm) long, and weighs a very solid 3 pounds 3.6 ounces (1.46 kg).  The Dumpy Level has a 5-power inverting telescope and a focusing adjustment.  The telescope has a removable brass lens cap to protect the large 1.5 inch (38 mm) diameter objective lens.  On the left side of the telescope, there is an adjustable spirit level with a protective cover.  On the inside of the cover is a mirror to assist in reading the spirit level.  There are three leveling adjustments on the base and it is threaded for a surveyor's tripod mount.  Utilizing the fine tuning control allows for the azimuth angle to be accurately adjusted.
Please note that the Dumpy Level is fully functional, but is not certified accurate for surveying.
A beautiful hardwood box is included for storing or displaying the Dumpy Level.  The polished brass Dumpy Level is available for $335.  We also offer a Small Dumpy Level with Hardwood Case.

Large Brass Dumpy Level

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Large Brass Dumpy Level

Left Side View of Dumpy Level
Left Side View
of Dumpy Level
Top View of Dumpy Level
Top View of
Dumpy Level
View of Spirit Level
View of
Spirit Level
Detail of Magnetic Compass
Detail of
Magnetic Compass
View of Objective Lens
View of
Objective Lens
View of Eyepiece and Mirror
View of Eyepiece
and Mirror
Dumpy Level and Storage Box
Storage Box
Dumpy Level in Storage Box
Dumpy Level in
Storage Box
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