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Very Rare CL Berger 4C Reconnaissance Transit
This is the Smallest Transit Made By CL Berger
Originally ordered by The Appalachian Power Company
 
Price $1,095.00

Description:
This is a very rare CL Berger Reconnaissance transit.   This is the smallest transit made by CL Berger and what makes this one so rare is how it was configured by the factory.  This particular transit was special ordered by the Appalachian Power Company and was upgraded with the Edge Reading double vernier vertical circle.  According to the Berger catalogs this transit only weighs 5 pounds which is about a third of what their full sized transits weigh. 

This transit comes standard with a very small 7 1/2" inverted image telescope, a 4" horizontal limb, and 4" vertical circle.

Not only are there not many of these transits out there but you will probably not see another with this style vertical circle.  I will include a copy of the original build sheet that shows the configuration.

Because of the condition I received this transit I did take this one apart and clean it up and re-lubricated all the moving parts.  I did not change the finish what so ever as I did not want to change the beautiful patina from its original condition.  The only spots where the patina is worn is where it has been rubbed in the case so long.  I also cleaned the optics.

This is a very unique instrument and will be great in any collection.

Dimensions:
Inverted Image Telescope Length = 7 1/2"
Height To The Top Of The Vertical Circle = 10 1/4"
Needle Size = 2 1/2"
Horizontal Limb Dia. = 4"  

  • Serial Number - 11314
  • Upper Horizontal Lock & Tangent Work Very Well
  • Lower Horizontal Lock & Tangent Work Very Well
  • Vertical Lock and Motion Work Very Well 
  • Leveling Screws Operate Normally
  • Stadia Cross Wires Are Present And In Good Condition
  • Optics Are Very Clean
  • Leveling Vials Are In Good Condition
  • Compass Face Is Clean And The Glass Is In Good Condition
  • The Vernier Glass Is In Good Condition
  • Reflectors Are In Good Condition
  • Case Is In Good Condition






 
Very Rare 1909 Heller & Brightly Intermediate Transit  
According to the H&B records only 49 of these transits were ever made.

$1,295.00

Description:

This beautiful 1909 transit was made by Heller & Brightly.  This is a smaller transit known as the Intermediate Transit.  Heller & Brightly introduced the Intermediate transit in 1908 and this one has the earlier design which was changed in 1910.  This transit is one of only 49 ever produced by Heller & Brightly. 

This instrument was separated from its base like many H&B instruments so we put on a nice Quick Leveling Head base which compliments it very nicely. 

This transit is in good condition and will make a great addition to your collection.

Below is a picture of this transit by a standard H&B transit to demonstrate the size.


Dimensions:

Telescope Length = 8 3/4"
Height To The Top Of The Standards = 10 3/4"
Needle Size = 2 3/4"
Horizontal Limb Dia. = 6"
 

  • Serial Number 7990
  • The Lower Horizontal Locks & Tangents Work Good, The Upper Horizontal Lock Is Good
  • Vertical Lock & Tangent Works Good
  • Stadia Wires Are In Good Condition
  • Optics Are Very Clean
  • Vials Are In Good Condition
  • Compass Glass In Good Condition
  • Vernier Glass Is In Good Condition With Some Chipping Around The Edges
  • Horizontal Circle & Vernier Show Very Little Signs Of Tarnishing
  • Includes Mining Light Reflector Shade & Standard Sun Shade
  • Wooden Case Is In Pretty Good Condition.  (Has Wear)







 
Rare 1900+/-  Queen & Co Aluminum Transit

Price $1,495.00

Description:
This is a rare Queen & Company aluminum transit.   This is one of two known Aluminum Queen transit known to exist.    We are helping sell a survey instrument collection of 40 years and this is one of several aluminum transits that we will be offering.  This is probably the rarest of them all as it is an extremely rare Queen transit that is made mostly of aluminum. 

While most makers in the late 1800's and early 1900's advertised that they would custom build instruments from aluminum very few of them were ever produced or have survived the times.  This is one of two known Queen transits known that is made in aluminum.  It is the same size as their Full Sized Engineers' transits. 

Based on the engraving on the instrument the estimated build date is around 1900+/-.  The darker parts of the instrument are aluminum but we are unsure how they achieved the coloring.  The color is not a paint so it must be some sort of chemical dye.  It is not anodized as that process was not available when this instrument was made.

The parts this transit needs could be used from a standard full sized brass transit.  It is missing the eyepiece cap, vertical circle and vernier, and wooden carrying case.

Dimensions:
Telescope Length = 10 1/2"
Height To The Top Of The Standards = 11 3/4"
Needle Size = 5"
Horizontal Limb Dia. = 6 1/2"  

  • Serial Number - 5498
  • Upper Horizontal Lock & Tangent Work Well
  • Lower Horizontal Lock & Tangent Work Well
  • Vertical Lock and Motion Works Well 
  • Leveling Screws Operate Normally
  • Cross Wires Are Present And In Good Condition (Look Crooked To Me)
  • Optics Are Very Clean
  • Leveling Vials Are In Good Condition
  • Compass Face Is Clean But The Glass Has Some Scratches
  • The Vernier Glass Is In Good Condition
  • Reflectors Are In Good Condition And Made Of Ivory
  • NO Case Is Included

What you see in the photos is what you will receive.







 
Full Size Heller & Brightly Transit   
With Rare Quick Leveling Head Base 

$695.00

Description:
This is a nice Heller & Brightly transit with the optional quick leveling head.  

This transit has a very nice patina but it has also been around the block a few times.  It does show its age and is missing some little screws here and there as well as the reflectors.  It will however make a very nice display for any collection. 


I do have a case for this but it is not shown.  It is in average condition and has been painted green.

Dimensions:
Telescope Length = 11 1/2"
Height To The Top Of The Standards = 13 1/4"
Needle Size = 5"
Horizontal Limb Dia. = 7"  
Vertical Circle Dia. = N.A.

  • Serial Number - 5571
  • Upper Horizontal Lock & Tangent Work Well
  • Lower Horizontal Lock & Tangent Work Well
  • Vertical Lock and Motion Works Very Well 
  • Leveling Screws Operate Normally (A Little Stiff)
  • Stadia Cross Wires Are Present And In Good Condition
  • Optics Are Pretty Clean
  • One Leveling Vials Is Good, One Vial Is Broken
  • Compass Face Is Clean & Glass Is In Good Condition
  • The Vernier Glass Is In Good Condition
  • Wooden Case Is In Average Condition (Leather Strap Broken, and Painted Green)

 



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