Beautiful antique surveyor's level manufactured by Dollond in the mid 19th Century. It is made entirely of brass and is engraved. It is a high quality instrument with a single draw scope above a liquid filled level. It comes with its original brass lens cover and has a fitting on the base for tightening onto a small tripod or stand.It comes in its original fitted mahogany box which has a gorgeous aged patina and lots of signs of wear and use. Inside the box is a paper label for'G. Optical, Mathematical and Philosophical Instrument Maker to Her Majesty'. It truly is a stunning instrument and it is in excellent condition. The brass has been polished to a high standard and the parts cleaned and lubricated. The box is strong and sturdy with its original brass latches but it does not have a key. There are some general knocks and marks and small splits around the box but nothing detrimental. Length : 11 1/2 (29cm) plus extension. Box : 12" x 4" x 3 (30cm x 10cm x 8cm).
The best description comes from the photos so please make sure you look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask. The item "Antique 19th Century Dollond London Brass Surveyors's Level Scope Original Box" is in sale since Wednesday, October 04, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "inanutshellantiques" and is located in Ashburton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Russian federation, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Chile.