Levelling Staff

1998/006

Levelling staff of height 2 ft 9 in capable of being raised to 6 ft 3 in on a “roller blind” mechanism

SKU: 1998/006 Categories: ,

Description

Levelling staff of height 2 ft 9 in capable of being raised to 6 ft 3 in. It was designed for use in surveying in height restricted areas. and has a “roller blind” mechanism which means it can be extended to any length and still retain accuracy. At the top of the staff secured to the innermost section is a spring roller which allows the face to be unwound and rewound when the staff is raised and lowered respectively.

This staff was originally owned by Dudley Technical College and used to instruct students. It was “saved from the skip” by the donor when in 1968 the college disposed of its old mining surveying equipment.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1998/006

Item Type

Short Description

Levelling staff with "roller blind" mechanism

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1950

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

850 x 75 x 65

Donor

Date Donated

May 1998

Materials

Wood, brass and coated canvas(?)

Condition

Good

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