Superelevation track level measuring device?

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Newton School

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My dad told me years ago that this oak level(81 3/8 x 7 x 1 1/4 ) was for leveling railroad tracks. I found a site that showed something similar.Can anyone help me with a possible I.D. ?

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Newton School

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Superelevation track level measuring device

Well your dad told you the truth. What else do you need to know?
It has big 2 inch letters "U.S." as you can see,was this a branch of the U S Gov"t that might have used this? I was also interested in what year this may have been made? If there is another site that you could let me in on for some history I"d try that too. Thanks for any help!
 

LoganTrackdog

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Yes, the U.S. shows it was at one time Army property. Best guess on and would be WWII and after. Not a rare piece as for as the level goes. The US will help a little in bringing up the value some. I know of several small track contractors who still use these things. They are simple to use and quite accurate. We used them right up to the day I quit railroading. Best guess would be the Army corps of Engineers.
 




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