A tripod for a surveyors compass consisting of three rounded oak legs. The legs are secured to a brass mounting piece which rests in a notched-out section at top of each rounded leg. A brass bolt with smooth round head passes through leg and mounting piece. The clamping nuts are missing. At the tip of brass leg attachment is a tapered mounting piece for ball and socket leveling mount. At the bottom end of pointed legs are steel tips covering the oak and secured to leg with screw.