Simple theodolite

Made:
1600-1630 in England and England and
maker:
Unknown

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Simple theodolite with one pair of fixed sights only, compass missing, 1601-1630. This instrument is inscribed with the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Simple theodolite with one pair of fixed sights only, compass missing, 1601-1630. This instrument is inscribed with the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Simple theodolite with one pair of fixed sights only, compass missing, 1601-1630. This instrument is inscribed with the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Simple theodolite with one pair of fixed sights only, compass missing, 1601-1630. This instrument is inscribed with the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Simple theodolite with one pair of fixed sights only, compass missing, 1601-1630. This instrument is inscribed with the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Simple theodolite, maker unknown, England, 1600-1630.

Simple theodolites were used for measuring angles during land surveys. This theodolite is inscribed with the scale '0(5)90(5)0(5)90(5)0' for measuring angles in degrees. It has one pair of fixed sights and originally would have been fitted with a magnetic compass, which is not present.

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Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1918-126
Materials:
brass, incomplete and iron
type:
simple theodolite
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry

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