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Surveyor’s Compass

Place Made:
England
Date Made:
1750-1775
Medium:
brass
Dimensions:
LOA 15; WOA 4 3/4
Accession Number:
C-160
Description:
A surveyor’s compass or transit, made of brass, with a brass lid. The wooden cover or “outkeeper” is in two pieces, C-161, is part of this set.
History:
Given to the Wachovia Historical Society by the Moravian Land Office. Used by surveyors for determining the magnetic meridian along a surveyed line. Compass used by Reuter.
Gottlieb Reuter died December 30, 1777. He was the first surveyor of Wachovia.
Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society Collection