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Stanley London® Small Solid Brass Dumpy Level
with Hardwood Storage and Display Case

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

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This is a smaller solid brass reproduction of a Dumpy Level, which is also known as a Precision 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.
This Small Dumpy Level stands 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm) tall, 4 3/8 inches (11.1 cm) long, and weighs 1 pound, 9.6 ounces (726 grams).  The Small Dumpy Level has a sharp 3 power inverting telescope with focusing adjustment.  A fine tuning control functions to adjust the azimuth angle.  On the right side of the Dumpy Level there is a see-through magnetic compass.  An adjustable spirit level with a protective cover stamped "Stanley London" is on the opposite side.  The inside of the cover has a mirror to assist in reading the spirit level.  The base has three leveling adjustments and is threaded for a surveyor's tripod mount.  Please note that the small Dumpy Level is fully functional, but is not certified accurate for surveying.
Accompanying your purchase of the small Dumpy Level is a beautiful hardwood case for storing or displaying the level. 
Such a very beautiful and unique instrument will definitely add distinction to any desk or office.
The polished brass Small Dumpy Level and beautiful storage / display box is available for only $215.  We also offer a Large Dumpy Level.

Small Brass Dumpy Level with Hardwood Case

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Large Brass Dumpy Level

Small Dumpy Level with Lens Cap
Small Dumpy Level
with Lens Cap
Top View of Small Dumpy Level
Top View of
Small Dumpy Level
Detail of Magnetic Compass
Detail of
Magnetic Compass
Detail of Mirror Cover
Detail of
Mirror Cover
Dumpy Level Eyepiece, and Bubble in Mirror
Eyepiece, and
Bubble in Mirror
View of Objective Lens
View of
Objective Lens
Dumpy Level and Hardwood Storage Case
Dumpy Level and
Storage Case
Dumpy Level inside Hardwood Storage Case
Dumpy Level in
Storage Case
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