Geodetic tools

This section contains the simpler tools used in surveying. Most sophisticated is perhaps the 1953 Wild K2 Alidade for use on a plane table. Apart from a clinometer that was especially built for the Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier the other tools are means for measuring lengths, like steel tapes, measuring rods and chains.

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The 1953 Wild Heerbrugg K2 Alidade.
Figure 1: The 1953 Wild Heerbrugg K2 Alidade.
 
19th c. measuring rod.
Figure 2: 19th c. measuring rod.

19th c. Lerebours chain.
Figure 3: 19th c. Lerebours chain.
 
The 19th c. Doyle and Son 66ft standard chain.
Figure 4: The 19th c. Doyle and Son 66ft standard chain.

20th c. Tibaut Desimpelaere 10m steel tape.
Figure 5: 20th c. Tibaut Desimpelaere 10m steel tape.
 
20th. c. Ahrend steel tape no. 7421.
Figure 6: 20th. c. Ahrend steel tape no. 7421.

20th. c. Ahrend steel tape no. 7427.
Figure 7: 20th. c. Ahrend steel tape no. 7427.
 
1980s DOSBouw clinometer.
Figure 8: 1980s DOSBouw clinometer.

Surveyor's crosses Geodetic Sextants Theodolites Total Stations Levels Standards Tools Firms
1953 Wild K2 Alidade 19th c. measuring rod 19th c. Lerebours chain 20th c. Chesterman chain 20th c. Tibaut steel tape 20th c. Ahrend steel tape 20th c. Ahrend steel tape 1980s DOSbouw clinometer