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Brass Dumpy Level Top Bubble 15"
The Hampton Nautical Solid Brass Dumpy Level (also known as an Engineer's Transit) is an instrument of impressive quality and craftsmanship. The Dumpy Level has a 20-power inverting telescope with precision crosshairs and two focusing adjustments. An adjustable spirit level with a protective cover is located on the top of the brass telescope. On the inside of the cover is a mirror to assist in reading the spirit level. There are three leveling adjustments on the base and it is threaded for a surveyor's tripod mount.
Utilizing the fine tuning control allows for the azimuth angle to be accurately adjusted. There is an internal magnetic compass with an inverted compass rose, which can be read correctly through a prism. There is a knurled thumbscrew that you can set in order to freeze the orientation of the compass rose.
- Solid brass housing and body
- Glass optics for clear viewing
- Fully-functional level and transit
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Like a bubble sextant, these dumpy level top bubble sextants for sale make a wonderful gift to the nautical enthusiast and collector. Used to take accurate sight readings and angle measurements, the bubble sextant is a historic tool used in sailing and cartography since the early 1700s. Any nautical history buff recognizes the impact and importance of the marine sextant and bubble sextant in sailing, and will appreciate this dumpy level’s amazing solid brass craftsmanship and fine detail.