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Theodolite brass vintage decor turning board alidade

Theodolite brass vintage decor turning board alidade

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Great gift for a builder, engineer, astrologer, cartographer or historian, this brass Theodolite Alidade Telescope Compass Instrument is a vintage classic small decor item for the desk.


This vintage inspired theodolite is a unique decorative piece. Add it to style a desk or coffee table. In Antique finish. Also known as a Turning table, the Theodolite is a Navigational Marine and Engineering instrument. Used as a way to measure angle and distance of an object. With a spirit level on top of telescope and compass to help with angles.

Handmade makes an interesting and unique gift for a builder, engineer or someone who has an interest in boats or history.

This item is a replica of antique surveying theodolite. Manufactured using Solid Brass and given Antique finish to look like original Ancient Survey instruments. Surveyors use these items to align the compass and measure the vertical and horizontal angles for accurate measurements while developing their topographical maps.  An alidade or a turning table / board is a device that allows one to sight a distant object and use the line of sight to perform a task. This task can be, for example, to draw a line on a plane table in the direction of the object or to measure the angle to the object from some reference point. Angles measured can be horizontal, vertical or in any chosen plane.

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