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Stonemasons Level
Historic usage: A wooden frame from which is suspended a plumb bob to find a horizontal level.
Also used by carpenters etc.

a vietnamese level

stome mason's level

In historical times this was a quick and easy way of finding true horizontal. Find plumb and then use a right angle off it.

The one above is in a display of old Carpenter's tools in the World Heritage town of Hoi An in central Vietnam.

On the right is a sketch of a mason's plumb bob level used in Europe for centuries.

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