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    Someone gave me this old tool this morning to add to my little private museum, it came with the original wooden box. Still trying to figure out the date it was made. On the tool itself it says: T.H.S. Co. No: 20126 Click image for larger version

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    Dumpy level. I have one and use it more often than I ever would have thought I might. Did you get the measuring rod with it?

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    • #3

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      Nope, no measuring rod, what you see is what I got lol..I would like to get the stand that goes with the tool, still looking lol..

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      • #4

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        Original type Tripods may be hard to find. Newer aluminum ones are easy to find.
        Egon
        from
        The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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          Originally posted by Egon View Post
          Original type Tripods may be hard to find. Newer aluminum ones are easy to find.
          You are probably correct. I have the complete original package, bought at a garage sale for about $100 about 15-20 years ago. My tripod has wood dowel legs with a machined brass top and pot metal (zinc / aluminum?) hardware everywhere else. The pot metal is doing the usual expand and crack. I think it's very susceptible to moisture.
          Last edited by John Bartley; 11-08-2019, 08:15 AM.

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            Beautiful. Now yer goin down another slippery slope.....While you'd get an education form an old Starrett catalogue,, You could always get a Gurley book....a catalogue of survey equipment (and not what you were thinkin!) Next thing you know ye adding theodolites, plane tables, drafting tools etc!

            Have fun

            Eric

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              Originally posted by Cowtown_eric View Post
              Beautiful. Now yer goin down another slippery slope.....While you'd get an education form an old Starrett catalogue,, You could always get a Gurley book....a catalogue of survey equipment (and not what you were thinkin!) Next thing you know ye adding theodolites, plane tables, drafting tools etc!

              Have fun

              Eric
              LOL Nope, just looking for a tripod.
              Have a nice week
              Jacques

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              • #8

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                You sure get interesting things.
                You could use it to lay out a new train line.

                Noel
                Noel

                "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
                'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
                "

                John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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                  Originally posted by beachburl View Post
                  You sure get interesting things.
                  You could use it to lay out a new train line.

                  Noel
                  You could use it to lay out a new train line. I will keep that in mind if I ever decide to have a third train line. lol.
                  Have a good day.
                  Jacques

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                  • #10

                    Re: Surveyor

                    Next Step = Wild Instruments!
                    Egon
                    from
                    The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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                    • #11

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                      Te level vial is likely one heck of a lot more accurate that any other modern level.

                      Eric

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                      • #12

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                        The modern accuracy just depends on cost which in turn is decided by the quality/tolerances of the components.
                        Egon
                        from
                        The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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