12 in lightweight dumpy level in black lacquered aluminium and white metal. Longitudinal bubble level and short transverse level over telescope. 4-screw levelling head (c.1890).
For the tripod see https://ice-museum-scotland.hw.ac.uk/product/1973-006-1/.
Used for measuring vertical distances between points in conjunction with a levelling staff. This instrument was used for levelling in Edinburgh.
This item was loaned to South Ayrshire Council for an exhibition Spanning the Centuries Sir William Arrol’s Legacy in Steel, Stone, and Culture. Roselle House Museum & Galleries, Ayr. February – May 2023.