Small Dumpy Level
(Precision Engineer's Transit)
with Storage Box $215
This is a smaller solid brass reproduction of a Dumpy Level, which is also known as a Precision Engineer's Transit.
A dumpy level is an optical instrument used in surveying to transfer, measure, or set horizontal levels.
The level instrument is set up on a tripod and then accurately set to a leveled condition using the spirit level and leveling screws.
The operator looks through the eyepiece of the telescope while an assistant holds a tape measure or graduated staff vertical at the point under measurement. The instrument and staff are used to gather and/or transfer elevations.
Measurement generally starts from a benchmark with known height determined by a previous survey, or an arbitrary point with an assumed height.
Azimuth readings are taken using the internal magnetic compass.
This Small Dumpy Level stands 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm) tall, 4 3/8 inches (11.1 cm) long,
and weighs 1 pound, 9.6 ounces (726 grams).
The Small Dumpy Level has a sharp 3 power inverting telescope with focusing
The telescope has a removable brass lens cap to protect the objective lens.
The base has three leveling adjustments and is threaded for a 13/16 inch surveyor's tripod mount.
On the right side of the Dumpy Level there is a see-through magnetic compass.
An adjustable spirit level with a protective cover stamped "Stanley London" is on the opposite side.
The inside of the cover has a mirror to assist in reading the spirit level.
The base has three leveling adjustments and is threaded for a surveyor's tripod mount.
Please note that the small Dumpy Level is fully functional, but is not certified accurate for surveying.
Accompanying your purchase of the small Dumpy Level is a beautiful hardwood case for storing or displaying the level.
Such a very beautiful and unique instrument will definitely add distinction to any desk or office.
The polished brass Small Dumpy Level and beautiful storage / display box is available for only $215.
We also offer a Large Dumpy Level.