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Survey Antiques Digital Library (American Makers)

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Ainsworth

1909 Ainsworth Precision Catalog               1913 Ainsworth Precision Catalog 

1920 Ainsworth Precision Catalog         1926 Ainsworth Precision Catalog


Ainsworth - Brunton

1911 Ainsworth - Brunton Flyer            1913 Ainsworth - Brunton Flyer   


A. S. Aloe

1920 A. S. Aloe Catalog     1925 A. S. Aloe Catalog


Bausch & Lomb

1915 "Metro Manual" Catalog 


Bausch, Lomb, Saegmuller Company

1907 Bausch, Lomb, Saegmuller Catalog     
 

1908 Bausch, Lomb, Saegmuller, Carl Zeiss Optical Triple Alliance Booklet     
 


L. Beckmann

1887 L. Beckmann Catalog       1903 L. Beckmann Catalog

1921 L. Beckmann Catalog 


Blattner & Adam

1882 Blattner & Adam Catalog        Blattner & Adam Condensed Catalog


F. E. Brandis

1881 F. E. Brandis Catalog       1895 F. E. Brandis, Sons & Co. Catalog


Buff & Berger

We Offer Buff & Berger Instrument Research

If you are researching your Buff & Berger instrument we may be able to help.  We have copies of a lot of the original records for instruments dating from 1884 to 1898.  Please email us the serial number of your instrument and we will see if we have the original build records.  If we do have the records we will ask you to make a $10.00 donation and once we receive the donation we will email you copies of the records that you can print out on your computer.

***Please do not make a donation until you hear from us that we actually have the records for your instrument.

We use PayPal for our donations but you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.  PayPal works just like a credit card Processing Service and if you have a credit card you can make a donation without having a PayPal account. 

For more information about research please contact us at
  

 

1884 Buff & Berger Catalog                    1886 Buff & Berger Catalog    


1890 Buff & Berger Catalog                 1896 Buff & Berger Catalog    


1897 Buff & Berger Catalog                 1898 Buff & Berger Catalog    



Buff & Buff

" Catalogs"

1901 Buff & Buff Catalog                       1905 Buff & Buff Catalog      

1914 Buff & Buff Catalog                 1916 Buff & Buff Catalog      

1928 Buff & Buff Catalog                 1938 Buff & Buff Catalog


" Booklets"

1900 "The Buff & Buff Standard Transit & Its Adjustments"
   
This is an interesting booklet.  It is believed to have been owned by Henry A. Buff and marked up for editing.

1904 Buff & Buff "The Buff Precise Transit & Its Adjustments"     


1913 Buff & Buff "The Buff Transit"
       

1921 Buff & Buff "Adjustments & Instructions"     


1925 Buff & Buff "Instructions For Buff Precise Transit"     


Buff & Buff "The Directions For Using The Buff Solar Attachment No1 (Saegmuller Type)"     

 


C. L. Berger & Sons

We Offer C. L. Berger & Sons Instrument Research
If you are researching your C. L. Berger & Sons instrument we may be able to help.  We have copies of a lot of the original records for instruments dating from 1898 to 1955.  Please email us the serial number of your instrument and we will see if we have the original build records or invoices.  If we do have the records we will ask you to make a $10.00 donation and once we receive the donation we will email you copies of the records that you can print out on your computer.

***Please do not make a donation until you hear back from us that we actually have the records for your instrument.

We use PayPal for our donations but you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.  PayPal works just like a credit card Processing Service and if you have a credit card you can make a donation without having a PayPal account. 

For more information about research please contact us at
  

 

1905 C. L. Berger & Sons Catalog                                           1907 C. L. Berger & Sons Catalog 
 

1916 C. L. Berger & Sons Catalog                                      1925 C. L. Berger & Sons Catalog 
 

1926 C. L. Berger & Sons Manual   
(If you want to learn all about transits and levels this book is for you)
           


1927 C. L. Berger & Sons Catalog                                      
1928 C. L. Berger & Sons Catalog            


1929 C. L. Berger & Sons Focusing Systems Booklet  

 

1929 C. L. Berger & Sons Transits & Levels Booklet          


1930 C. L. Berger & Sons Parkhurst Vertical Collimator Booklet  


1938 C. L. Berger & Sons Transits & Levels Catalog
               1940 C. L. Berger & Sons Catalog  


1957 C. L. Berger & Sons Ephemeris  

 


Fauth & Co.

1883 Fauth & Company Catalog               1888 Fauth & Co. How To Use & Adjust A Saegmuller Solar Attachment Manual


James Green

1844 James Green Catalog - Source "Simms' Treatise On Mathematical Instruments (2nd American Edition)"


W. & L. E. Gurley

Gurley  Manuals

" American Engineers' and Surveyors' Instruments"

1855 Gurley Manual (1st Edition)                       1857 Gurley Manual (3rd Edition)

1858 Gurley Manual (4th Edition)
                       1859 Gurley Manual (5th Edition)

1862 Gurley Manual (7th Edition)
                       1868 Gurley Manual (14th Edition)
 
1869 Gurley Manual (15th Edition)
                      1871 Gurley Manual (17th Edition) 

1873 Gurley Manual (19th Edition)                      1873 Gurley Manual (20th Edition)

1876 Gurley Manual (22nd Edition)                      1878 Gurley Manual (23rd Edition)  

1883 Gurley Manual (24th Edition)                       1886 Gurley Manual (26th Edition)

1891 Gurley Manual (29th Edition)                       1893 Gurley Manual (30th Edition)   

1895 Gurley Manual (31st Edition)                       1900 Gurley Manual (34th Edition) 

1901 Gurley Manual (35th Edition)
                       1902 Gurley Manual (36th Edition) 

1903 Gurley Manual (37th Edition)                       1905 Gurley Manual (38th Edition)            

1906 Gurley Manual (39th Edition)                  1907 Gurley Manual (40th Edition) 

1908 Gurley Manual (41st Edition)
                  1908 Gurley Manual (42nd Edition)         

1909 Gurley Manual (43rd Edition)  

1912 Gurley Manual (46th Edition)                        1914 Gurley Manual (47th Edition)  
 
1921 Gurley Manual (48th Edition)
                        1941 Gurley Manual (49th Edition)     

1948 Gurley Manual (51st Edition)  


Hydrological Manuals

1918 Gurley Hydraulic Engineering Instruments Manual (1st Edition)  




Gurley Catalogs

Civil Engineers' and Surveyors' Instruments

1880 Gurley Catalog
                                           1885 Gurley Catalog

1887 Gurley Catalog                                           1893 Gurley Catalog

Gurley Souvenir Catalog From The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition   

Gurley Souvenir Catalog From The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair   

1905 Gurley Catalog
                                           1915 Gurley Catalog

1920 Gurley Catalog                                           1922 Gurley Catalog

1926 Gurley Catalogs
                                    1928 Gurley Catalogs          

1929 Gurley Catalogs                                          1930 Gurley Catalogs   

1931 Gurley Catalogs                                    1932 Gurley Catalogs   

1936 Gurley Catalogs    
 
1947 Gurley Catalog                                      1948 Gurley Catalog   

1950 Gurley Catalog                                      1952 Gurley Catalog   

1953 Gurley Catalog                                      1956 Gurley Catalog   


Hydrological Catalogs

1956 Gurley Hydrological Instruments Catalog   



Gurley Literature
 
1876 Transit Solar Attachment Flyer
                            1892 Oct. 12th Used Equipment List     

1920 Precise Transit Flyer                                         1922 Precise Transit Flyer

1926 Survey Rods Flyer                                 

1950's HellGate Precise Transit Spec Sheet                     1950's Standard Precise Transit Spec Sheet     

1950's Optical Plummet Transit Spec Sheet



Gurley Users Guides

1912 Stadia Surveying Instructions                                  1959 Telescopic Solar Transit It's Use & Adj.

1960 Solar Transit It's Parts & Adj.


Gurley Service Booklets

1927 Service Booklet "A" Adj. Transits
                     1927 Service Booklet "B" Adj. Levels

1928 Service Booklet "A" Adj. Transits                     1928 Service Booklet "B" Adj. Levels

1928 Service Booklet "C" Adj. Alidades
                     1928 Service Booklet "D" Adj. Compasses

1928 Service Booklet "G" Plane Table                       1928 Service Booklet "H" Stadia Surveying

1928 Service Booklet "I" City Plan
                           1928 Service Booklet "J" Facts "Modern Instrument Making"

1928 Service Booklet "K" Parks & Parkways               1928 Service Booklet "L" 1931 Solar Ephemeris
 
1928 Service Booklet "M" Care Of Instruments


1950 Service Booklet "A" Transit Adjustments      1951 Service Booklet "B" Level Adjustments


1960's-1970's Parts Of A Gurley Level                              1960's-1970's Parts Of A Gurley Transit

1960's-1970's Adj. Gurley Levels Service Booklet


Gurley Misc. Material


Gurley "Burt Solar" Design Drawing Sheet
                        Gurley "Cox Stadia Computer"

Gurley Transit Case Care Tag                                           Gurley 1930 Notice Of Tripod Standardization  


Hanna Mfg.

1908 Hanna Mfg. Catalog 


Heller & Brightly

We Offer Heller & Brightly Instrument Research
If you are researching your H&B instrument we may be able to help.  We have copies of a lot of the original Heller & Brightly records for instruments with serial numbers over 6000.  Please email us the serial number of your instrument and we will see if we have the original records.  If we do have the records we will ask you to make a $10.00 donation and once we receive the donation we will email you when the instrument was made, who purchased it originally and the makers name.

***Please do not make a donation until you hear from us that we actually have the records for your instrument.

We use PayPal for our donations but you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.  PayPal works just like a credit card Processing Service and if you have a credit card you can make a donation without having a PayPal account. 

For more information about research please contact us at
  
 

1878 Heller & Brightly Catalog    1888 Heller & Brightly Catalog

1878 Heller & Brightly "Lyman's Draughting Instrument Flyer"


B. Kahn & Son

1890's B. Kahn & Son Catalog


Kegelman Brothers

Kegelman Brothers Transit Model 101 Flyer


Keuffel & Esser

1875 Keuffel & Esser Catalog               1904 Keuffel & Esser Forestry Catalog

1921 Keuffel & Esser Catalog
               1949 Keuffel & Esser Catalog 41st Edition Part 2
 

Keuffel & Esser Builders Mini Catalog
     100th Anniversary Brochure

1891 Keuffel & Esser Compass Vol. 1
     1893 Keuffel & Esser Compass Vol. 3


5081 K&E Theodolite Brochure
                  1930 K&E Abney Level Manual


F. W. & R. King

1860's F. W. & R. King Catalog


F. C. Knight

1890's F. C. Knight Catalog


Knox & Shain

1860's Sales Flyer     1851 Knox & Shain Letter From Franklin Institute


Kolesch & Company

1913 Kolesch & Company Partial Catalog            1917 Kolesch & Company Catalog 

1925 Kolesch & Company Catalog 


G. G. Ledder

1900's G. G. Ledder Catalog


A. Lietz Company

1888 A. Lietz Catalog      1892 A. Lietz Catalog     1899 A. Lietz Catalog

1903 A. Lietz Catalog         1908 A. Lietz Catalog (1st Catalog After The 1906 Earthquake)

1911 A. Lietz Catalog (They Added Many New Products Including Drafting Supplies)        

1919 A. Lietz Catalog (This Is A Very Detailed Manual/Catalog Of Over 600 Pages)        


Mahn & Company

1893 Mahn & Company Catalog


Montgomery Ward

1938 Montgomery Ward Survey Catalog


Richard Patten & Son

1852 Richard Patten & Son Catalog  


Herman Pfister

Undated Herman Pfister Catalog (Approx. 1890-1910)


Benjamin Pike

1856 Benjamin Pike Jr. Catalog      1878 Benjamin Pike Jr. Catalog        1880 Benjamin Pike's Son & Company Catalog


L. M. Prince

1875 L. M. Prince Catalog


James W. Queen - Queen & Company

1855 James W. Queen Catalog              1859 James W. Queen & Co. Catalog

1868 James W. Queen & Co. Catalog
      1898 Queen & Co. Catalog


T. F. Randolph

1884 T. F. Randolph Catalog       1908 T. F. Randolph Catalog


G. Saegmuller (Successor To Fauth & Co.)

1903 George N. Saegmuller Catalog


J.C. Sala (Successor To John Roach)

1896 J. C. Sala Catalog


Sears, Roebuck & Company

1937 Sears Roebuck Survey Catalog       1941 Sears Roebuck Survey Catalog


William Schmolz

1859 William Schmolz Surveyor's & Engineer's Companion


R. Seelig

1902 R. Seelig Catalog


Iszard Warren

1908 Iszard Warren Catalog                 1900's Iszard Warren Supplemental Catalog

1912 Iszard Warren Catalog
   


Warren Knight

1931 Warren Knight Survey Catalog       Convertible Wye Level Users Guide   


William Young - Young & Sons

1911 Young & Sons Catalog


David White

1944 David White Survey Catalog


We Will Be Adding More Materials In The Future!


 


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