Combined spirit level & compass, British, 1820-1829

Made:
1820-1829 in Newcastle upon Tyne
maker:
John Cail

Spirit level with magnetic compass in case, by John Cail, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1820-29. Used by George Stephenson on the Manchester and Liverpool Railway survey in 1829

Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1892-21
type:
surveying level
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Stannard, A.