Theodolite

1973/003

5 in reversing transit theodolite (c.1905)

Description

5 in reversing transit theodolite with central compass bronze lacquered divided on silver with verniers reading to 30 seconds of arc. 4-screw levelling head (c.1905).

The outer case stamp “WLC” stands for Water of Leith Purification & Sewerage Commissioners. The Commissioners’ duties were specified by the Water of Leith Purification and Sewerage Act 1889.

Used for measuring horizontal and vertical angles in land surveying and for setting out works.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1973/003

Item Type

Short Description

5 in reversing theodolite

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1905

Sub-items

Tripod (in Store Room), box and outer leather case

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

Outer case stamped "WLC , 16 Queen Street.". Box and outer case marked "T4". Parts stamped "70".

Dimensions (mm)

300 x 275 x 140

Donor

Date Donated

March 1973

Materials

Black lacquered brass

Condition

Good

Display Location

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