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Wye Level

Catalogue number:
PH*309652

Inscriptions:
"FAUTH & CO. MATH. INST MAKERS. WASH'N D.C." and "U.S.C.S. No. 31"

Dimensions:
telescope 10 inches long

Discussion:

This small level was made between 1874, when Fauth & Co. began in business, and 1878, when the United States Coast Survey became the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Since no instrument of this type appears in the Fauth catalogs, it was probably a special order item.

Further Information:

Level
Fauth

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