Mining Dial

1977/008

Mining dial in brass of 6.5 in diameter

SKU: 1977/008 Categories: ,

Description

Mining dial in brass of 6.5 in diameter. The tripod legs are in two parts lengthwise being joined by brass screw connectors – the total leg length is 1.42 m with the shorter length being .65 m. The tripod is designed to be used with full or shortened lengths.

Possibly used in 1850 for surveying the water tunnel (constructed c.1820) in the Mound Edinburgh.

Mining dials were not just used in mines or other underground locations. They were also used for land surveying.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1977/008

Item Type

Short Description

Mining dial

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1850

Sub-items

Tripod & box with leather strap. Plumb line.

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

"8" marked very faintly in centre of outside of lid

Dimensions (mm)

250 x 175 x 230

Donor

Date Donated

December 1977

Materials

Brass and glass

Condition

Good

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