Antique Surveyor's Level, English, Theodolite, Desk, Ornament, William Stanley
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This is an antique surveyor's level. An English, brass theodolite or desk ornament by William Stanley complete with mahogany carry box, dating to the early 20th century, circa 1910.
- A fine scientific instrument from a renowned designer
- Displays a desirable aged patina
- Enamelled primary tube in good original order
- Mahogany carry box features original instruction label and a later service label dated to 1935
- Example of William F Stanley's patent no. 10,447 'Improvement In Surveyor's Levels, May 1901'
- Primary tube engraved with the serial number 93326
- Further marked with the address 'Stanley, Great Turnstile, Holborn, London'
- Triform mounting platform with adjustment levers and the inscription 'Stanley's Patent'
- Longitudinal and transverse spirit levels feature above the barrel
- Front element protected by a swivelling, brass dust cover
- Prismatic surveying compass situated beneath primary tube
- Choice of two eye-pieces revealing a fine metal reticule when removed
This is a splendid, antique example of William Stanley's patented surveyor's level and perfect as a showpiece on display, or gracing a desk. Replete with copious period detail and scientific interest, this is sure to delight many a collector or for those with an engineering mind. Delivered polished and ready for the home.
Max Width: 38.5cm (15.25'')
Max Depth: 15.5cm (6'')
Max Height: 21.5cm (8.5'')
Level Width: 12cm (4.75'')
Level Depth: 34cm (13.5'')
Level Height: 18cm (7'')
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