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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.





 
Young & Sons Transit 1914+/- 
Previously Owned By The Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company

Sale Pending

Description:

This beautiful transit was made by Young & Sons and was owned by the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company.  This transit has a nice patina to it and it spins like a top.  There is bend in the upper horizontal tangent screw but it does work through most of the movement.  It is also missing one of the horizontal circle reflectors.

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

Dimensions:
Telescope Length = 11 1/2"
Height To The Top Of The Standards = 12"
Needle Size = 4 1/4"
Horizontal Limb Dia. = 6"
 

  • Serial Number 8788
  • The Lower Horizontal Locks & Tangents Work Good, The Upper Horizontal Lock Is Good, Tangent is Bent But Works
  • Vertical Lock Works Good, Tangent Is A Little Stiff
  • Stadia Cross Wires Are In Good Condition
  • Optics Are Clean
  • Vials Are In Good Condition
  • Compass Glass In Good Condition
  • Vernier Glass Is In Good Condition
  • Horizontal Circle & Vernier Show Very Little Signs Of Tarnishing
  • One Horizontal Reflector Is Missing, The Other Is In Good Condition
  • Vertical Circle and Vernier are Tarnished
  • Wooden Case Is In Pretty Good Condition.  There Is A Split On The Back Side

 

 







 
Very Nice and Hard To Find 1891 K&E Transit   

This is the predecessor to the twisted frame transit
 
Sale
Pending

Description:
This is a very nice and hard to find 1891 K&E transit.  

This transit design was the predecessor to the twisted frame transit.  This design was also included on the patent filed by John Paoli for K&E in 1891 however this design is mainly found in instruments made prior to 1895 and phased out for the more popular twisted frame design. 

The compass face is made of Celluloid which has yellowed slightly and it does have a small crack in it (see photo).  The instrument is in very good condition.  The optics are clean and I see no sign of lens problems.

 
Everything on this transit appears to be in working order. 
 


Dimensions:

Telescope Length = 10"
Height To The Top Of The Standards = 11 1/4"
Needle Size = 4 1/4"
Horizontal Limb Dia. = 6"  
Vertical Circle Dia. = N.A.

  • Serial Number - 1755
  • Upper Horizontal Lock & Tangent Work Very Well
  • Lower Horizontal Lock & Tangent Work Very Well
  • Vertical Lock and Motion Works Very Well 
  • Leveling Screws Operate Normally
  • Cross Wires Are Present And In Good Condition
  • Optics Are Very Clean
  • Leveling Vials Are In Very Good Condition
  • Compass Face Is Clean & Glass Is In Great Condition
  • The Vernier Glass Is In Great Condition
  • Includes Lens Cover & Sun Shade
  • Wooden Case Is In Decent Condition (Leather Strap Broken)

 



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