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Automatic Level - Cowley

From the Collection of Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd Mt Beauty Victoria

Description
"The Cowley" Automatic Level. Automatic Level made of metal with black leather carry strap. Metal plaque with black background fixed with four nails "Cowley Automatic Level. Made in Australia". Stamped under the plaque are numbers 80950. A sticker above the plaque in red print "Warning level will not operate unless placed on tripod." A silver sticker on top of the unit "It is unnecessary to see a complete circle when finding level" it includes three diagrams to assist. Comes in the original cardboard box with instruction booklet.
Size
(A) 110mmx150mmx50mm; Box: 135mmx170mmx650mm
Object Registration
KVHS 1184 (A)
Keywords
cowley tripod; surveying; kiewa valley
Historical information
Used in the Kiewa Valley to measure the height of distant points relative to a known point used in surveying and construction. The older levels consist of a telescope fitted with a spirit level and, are generally, mounted on a tripod. Modern levels are automatic.
Significance
This Cowley automatic level was used in the Kiewa Valley by a Mount Beauty resident.
Last updated
5 Mar 2020 at 7:45PM