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Level sight tube thing?

Post by 715m29 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:57 pm

I was looking at a box of surplus military stuff and found this brass tube. If I look through the small sight hole I can see the bubble of the level bouncing around as I move it. Does anyone know what it is used for?
Thanks for any ideas or thoughts.
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Re: Level sight tube thing?

Post by pintelhook11over » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Looks a lot like a pocket transit level, used to do survey work on dirt work job sites.

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Re: Level sight tube thing?

Post by 715m29 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:51 am

Ahh I see now, thank you for the info. I've never been around one of those before but after that video it makes sense now.
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Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:45 am

"Pop Level" or "Hand Level", Surveyors, Construction Grade Foremen used them to check grades.
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Re: Level sight tube thing?

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:22 am

Ben Dover wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:45 am
"Pop Level" or "Hand Level", Surveyors, Construction Grade Foremen used them to check grades.
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Re: Level sight tube thing?

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:42 pm

Thanks.
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