Surveyors' level

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Postcard of Surveyors' level.
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Surveyors' level

This surveyors' level (pictured here with its wooden case) dates from around 1845. It is made of brass. It was retailed by William Duncan, a scientific instrument maker based in Aberdeen.

The level has a bubble tube attached above the telescope, and a compass centred below it, above the socket mount. It comes in its wooden carrying case, which has a trade card for William Duncan's premises at 92 Union Street between 1842 and 1849.

In 1841, prior to moving to Union Street, William Duncan had premises at 46 Dee Street.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-753-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1980.115
Date: Around 1845
c. 1845
What: Level
Who: William Duncan, Aberdeen (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen
Description: Brass surveyors' level, by William Duncan, Aberdeen, c. 1845
  • Bryden, D.J. Scottish Scientific Instrument Makers 1660-1900. Edinburgh, 1972. pp 31,47 
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