Small Dumpy Level
(Precision Engineer's Transit)
with Storage Box $215
This is a smaller solid brass reproduction of a Dumpy Level.
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.
The azimuth angle can be adjusted using a fine tuning control.
There is a see-through magnetic compass on the right side on the Dumpy Level.
On the opposite side there is an adjustable spirit level with a protective
cover marked "Stanley London."
The underside of the cover has a mirror to aid in reading the spirit level.
This small Dumpy Level is fully functional, but is not certified accurate for surveying.
A beautiful hardwood case is included for storing or displaying the Dumpy Level.
This is a very beautiful and unique instrument, which will add distinction to any desk or office.
The polished brass Small Dumpy Level and beautiful storage and display box sells for only $215.
We also offer a Large Dumpy Level.