[Red wooden station staff]

Description:

Red wooden station staff to surveyor's transit set. Round staff is capped at base with pointed iron end piece. Brass tip at top swivels. The object is called a "Jacob's Staff" and is used by surveyors to support a compass. The pointed end is jabbed into the ground and the compass is attached to the threaded piece at the top. The ball at the top allows the compass to be levelled.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: 1880  
Partner(s):
Fort Bend Museum
Collection(s):
Fort Bend Museum Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 14
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1880
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Date
1880  
Description:

Red wooden station staff to surveyor's transit set. Round staff is capped at base with pointed iron end piece. Brass tip at top swivels. The object is called a "Jacob's Staff" and is used by surveyors to support a compass. The pointed end is jabbed into the ground and the compass is attached to the threaded piece at the top. The ball at the top allows the compass to be levelled.

Note:

Collections department was contacted 1/19/1999 by Mr. William T. Snipes, attorney for Estate of Annie Joe Beeler. Mrs. Beeler bequeathed her grandfather's surveying equipment to the museum in her will. Mr. Glen Redding (Sugar Land (281) 277-2210) delivered the collection on 10/5/99 to sign paperwork on behalf of Beeler's sister Mary Ellen Whiteside of Bellaire.

Physical Description:

Height:55.5", Length/Circumference:, Width/Diameter:

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Partner:
Fort Bend Museum
Collection:
Fort Bend Museum Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1999.012.001c
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth1898
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public