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Brass parallel rule, used to draw parallel lines to scale. It is slightly longer and heavier than average. It has degree notches as well as compass directions marked on it. The fleur de lis symbol replaces the "N" for north.

Compass - Front View
"Brass pocket compass with hinged cover & ring. Fitted with needle stopper activated by sliding bar; double-pointed bar blued at N-end and red glass or jewelled centre in pivot point cap. Includes declination needle, which may be set by rotating…

Complete transit
This transit was a key instrument for surveyors, as it was used for measuring horizontal angles (and later vertical angles as well). Transits were invented in 1831 in the United States and were popular for their versatility, durability, and cheap…

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A solar compass created approximatey 1860. Initially owned by Russell, this passed through surveyors working in the West, with such names as Rainboth, JJ McArthur, and Ogilve. Through Ogilve the compass ended up in Ottawa, his last major survey. It…

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PART OF CDN LANDMARKS COLLECTION, EST'D IN 1952 BY R.W. CLARK, D.L.S., S.L.S. THESE MARKERS SPAN OVER 200 YRS. OF CANADIAN SURVEYING & INCLUDE ITEMS FROM EVERY PROVINCE & TERRITORY EXCEPT NFLD.

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BOUNDARY STONE FROM ORDNANCE LAND (MILITARY RESERVE) NEAR SMITHS FALLS. THIS MONUMENT & 1850 SURVEY ORIGINALLY RECORDED IN ORDNACE OFFICE AT BYTOWN AS PLAN 11, PART SECOND, RIDEAU CANAL, BOOK 1851. DETAILS OF STONE'S PLACEMENT UNCERTAIN BUT RECORDS…

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THIS DISK FROM A BLAZED TREE IS CONSIDERED SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE THE TREE WAS MARKED DURING A SURVEY IN A SURRENDERED PORTION OF INDIAN RESERVE LANDS. ALSO INTERESTING IS THE TREE'S AGE-100 YEARS. IT WOULD HAVE STARTED GROWING IN THE YEAR OF…

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EXAMPLE OF EARLY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT BY GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT & PRESERVE SURVEY MARKERS IN THE FIELD. THE DESIGN, WEIGHT & WARNING INSCRIBED ON THESE POSTS WERE INTENDED TO DISCOURAGE THE THEFT & VANDALISM OF SURVEYMARKERS. (REF.1, P.12). THE PROBLEMS…

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SURVEY OF BANFF PARK LAND AND TOWNSITE BEGAN IN 1886 BY GEORGE A. STEWART (REF.2,P.106). PART OF CDN LANDMARKS COLLECTION, EST'D IN 1952 BY R.W. CLARK, D.L.S., S.L.S. THESE MARKERS SPAN OVER 200 YRS. OF CANADIAN SURVEYING & INCLUDE ITEMS FROM EVERY…

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PART OF CDN LANDMARKS COLLECTION, EST'D IN 1952 BY R.W. CLARK, D.L.S., S.L.S. THESE MARKERS SPAN OVER 200 YRS. OF CANADIAN SURVEYING & INCLUDE ITEMS FROM EVERY PROVINCE & TERRITORY EXCEPT NFLD.
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