Surveying Instrument

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Surveying Instrument

Post by Valtoro » 06 Jul 2005 09:39

Anyone know the name to this Instrument?
According the Curator at the local Museum it was used to survey the leveling of Construction sites.

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Post by Xavier » 06 Jul 2005 16:26

is a builders "transit", also called an "aiming circle" since it was also used to determine points in an arc of fire of an artillery batery.

check photos and descriptions on this page:

http://community.webshots.com/album/128362688VgwwGZ/1

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Post by Valtoro » 11 Jul 2005 22:45

Thanks for the information!
I'll pass it along to the Curator.

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by tigre » 29 Mar 2020 19:14

Hello to all :D; more..........................................

Surveying instruments.

I think is a Stadia rod, which is a graduated rod that allows, using a topographic level, to measure level differences, that is, height differences. With a stadia, distances can also be measured with trigonometric methods.

Source: http://www.germaniainternational.com/army7.html

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by veeteetee » 29 Mar 2020 20:51

It´s "Richtkreis 35"

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by tigre » 30 Mar 2020 03:03

Thanks :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by Brad Hunter » 30 Mar 2020 16:46

I'm a North Carolina Licensed Professional Land Surveyor - that's what I do for a living.

It's a Theodolite.

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by veeteetee » 30 Mar 2020 18:56

Rk 35 referred to the original post.

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 02 Apr 2020 06:00

tigre wrote:
29 Mar 2020 19:14
Hello to all :D; more..........................................

Surveying instruments.

I think is a Stadia rod, which is a graduated rod that allows, using a topographic level, to measure level differences, that is, height differences. With a stadia, distances can also be measured with trigonometric methods.

Source: http://www.germaniainternational.com/army7.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
In the artillery we used the same equipment for accurate survey. When in a hurry we could estimate the length of a vehicle and measure off the indices on the binocular lens. That could get your range within 100 meters of the target, which since the spread from mean point of impact might be 150 meters for battalion volley was plenty close enough.

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by dgfred » 02 Apr 2020 14:42

Brad Hunter wrote:
30 Mar 2020 16:46
I'm a North Carolina Licensed Professional Land Surveyor - that's what I do for a living.

It's a Theodolite.
Hey neighbor... be safe!

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by Brad Hunter » 02 Apr 2020 16:13

dgfred wrote:
02 Apr 2020 14:42
Brad Hunter wrote:
30 Mar 2020 16:46
I'm a North Carolina Licensed Professional Land Surveyor - that's what I do for a living.

It's a Theodolite.
Hey neighbor... be safe!
I'm not too worried until I see dead people walking around...
I'm stocked up on ammo and liquor.

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Re: Surveying Instrument

Post by dgfred » 02 Apr 2020 16:38

Haha... you are good to go then.

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