An ally for architects, carpenters and bricklayers
Used since ancient times, the plumb bob remains an essential tool in the construction industry. A faithful ally of architects, carpenters and bricklayers, it is used to obtain vertical lines on assemblies and buildings. Its effectiveness, simplicity of use and ease of handling mean that it has stood the test of time and latitude without ever losing its edge. It never breaks down!
For Schweitzer, it was as indispensable an accessory to the building of his hospital as his surgical instruments were to his humanitarian work.