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Surveying aneroid barometer, compensated, by Ellio
Surveying aneroid barometer, compensated, by Elliott Bros. of 101 St Martins Lane London, no.3156. In leather case marked W. Matthews, C.E. Early 20th century
Level and angle indicator
Level and angle indicator by Fletcher and Sinclair, 1860-1910
Simple theodolite, German, c. 1596
Small simple theodolite with fixed and moveable sights, German, c. 1596. The degree scale within the compass enables measurements of bearings, and the one on the base plate measures angles of elevation.
Pedometer, gilded brass and silver, cord operated
Pedometer, gilded brass and silver, cord operated, by Johann Willebrand, Augsburg, Germany, 1682-1720.
Gunter type measuring chain
Gunter type surveying chain, 100 links (66 feet), by Charles Baker, 244 High Holborn, London, England, 1857-1865
Circumferentor by G. Adams of London, used in 1763 on the survey of the Mason-Dixon line, 1725-1763
Magnetic compass, British, 1871-1900
Prismatic magnetic compass, brass frame, with two levels and eyepiece, unsigned, British, 1871-1900
Two foot geodetic theodolite, 1826-1828
Two-foot geodetic theodolite with cast iron base and mahogany stand, by Troughton & Simms, London, England, 1826-28. Fitted with three bubble levels and eight reading microscopes. First used in 1828 for checking the Lough Foyle base. With separate parts.
Topographic-tacheometric telemeter, the "Teletop",
Topographic-tacheometric telemeter, the "Teletop", by Carl Zeiss of Jena, in good condition, cased with instruction booklet, c.1967
Parallax-bar stereometer PB2, after Barr and Strou
Parallax-bar stereometer PB2, after Barr and Stroud, by Mechanism Ltd.
Small level with compass by G Davis, Leeds, in fai
Small level with compass by G Davis, Leeds, in fair, part broken condition, with pieces, in mahogany case, c 1825
Box type pocket sextant.
Pocket box sextant made by Charles Augustus Schmalcalder, 82 Strand, London, England, 1810-1826. Consists of two circular lacquered brass plates with lid that acts as a handle when used. Fitted with Inlaid silver 128° scale (-5° to 150°) with 30' divisions and a silver vernier (1' div.). The index arm is rotated by a milled knob on the upper plate with two filter shades (red & green) operated by lever. The index glass is fixed with adjustment for the horizon glass. Fitted with magnifier (single lens) on hinged 40 mm swivel arm and choice of a large and a small pinhole sight but telescope missing.
Surveyor's transit theodolite.
Transit theodolite, 23-cm, by Dennert and Pape, Altona, Hamburg, Germany, 1876
BRT 006 Basis-Reduktions-Tachymeter, in excellent
BRT 006 Basis-Reduktions-Tachymeter, in excellent condition, cased, by Carl Zeiss, Jena, circa 1976. Serial no.239834
Henderson type surveying Alidade, British, 1893
Henderson rapid traverser (surveying alidade) in case, by J. T. Letcher, Truro, Cornwall, England, 1893.
Prismatic magnetic compass, British, 1826-1876
Prismatic magnetic compass by Troughton & Simms, Fleet St., London, England, 1826-1876
Total Station surveying instrument, Swiss, 1975-1979
TCI Tachymat surveying instrument with recording attachment, in two carrying cases, by Wild Heerbrugg A.G., Switzerland, 1975-1979. The earliest form of total station
Road tracer type level with target, British, 1923-1927
Road tracer type surveying level and target, Ceylon pattern, by E.R. Watts and Son, London, England, 1923-1927
6" brass mining dial signed E.T. Newton, St. Day,
6" brass mining dial signed E.T. Newton, St. Day, with vernier, bubble level and variation segment on needle 19th c. In fitted box 20 x 22 x 11 cm
Jaderin type base-line apparatus, British, 1885
Jaderin's base line apparatus for the second order survey of Egypt, 1901-1904, 4 coils of wire, two tripods (see part records)
'Ensign' Global Positioning System
"Ensign" Global Positioning System, comprising computer and antenna in hand-held casting, by Trimble Navigation 1992. One of the first batches to arrive in UK. Model 17319, S.N. 00100018CA
Pocket Prismatic Compass
Pocket prismatic magnetic compass by J. Hicks, 8 Hatton Garden, London, 1890-1914.
Motor aneroid (barometer) in watch case, with scal
Motor aneroid (barometer) in watch case, with scales in feet and inches of mercury, to give height information
Prismatic compass, 1851-1856
Prismatic magnetic compass by Newton & Co., London, mid 19th century
Azimuth compass, British, 1811-1830
Azimuth compass fitted with Kater's mirror arrangement, made by Thomas Jones, Charing Cross, London, England, 1811-1830
Triod for mining transit theodolite, 1871-1900
Tripod for 5 inch Hoskold mining transit theodolite by John Davis & Son, Derby, England, 1871-1900
Lefebvre type clitograph, French, 1862
Lefebvre clitograph level fixed inside box lid. Instructions on clitograph in French. Paper instruction leaflet in English. As patented 1862.
'Dumpy' surveying level, aluminium, by W. F. Stanley & Co. Ltd., London, 1880-1900. Fitted with magnetic compass, serial no. 95186. Cross level spirit level and objective lens both missing.
Prismatic marching compass by J. Lucking and Co, B
Prismatic marching compass by J. Lucking and Co, Birmingham, in chamois pouch. Early 20th century
Shaft encoder with integral 'Thalimedes' data logger, 1997
Float-operated shaft encoder with integral 'Thalimedes' data logger, by OTT Messtechnik GMBH & Co. KG, Kempten, Bavaria, Germany, 1997
Geodetic theodolite, German, 1820-1850
Geodetic theodolite with accessories in wooden box, by T. Ertel und Sohn, Munich, Germany, 1820-1850.
Level & clinometer, English, 1860-1910
Level and angle indicators, in wooden sighting case, by Fletcher and Sinclair, 62 Duke Street, Liverpool, 1860-1910
Eyepiece for transit theodolite
Eyepiece for 6 inch transit theodolite by Henry Barrow & Co., c.1850
50-Foot tape measure with notebook, British, 1846-1860
Linen measuring tape, 50-foot, with notebook and pencil in leather case, by J. Parkes & Son, Birmingham, England, 1846-1860. Inscribed on punched leather 'J.PARKES & SON/ [Royal Coat of Arms] /REGISTERED/FEBY 14TH 1846/SOLID - LEATHER/50 Ft.'
Spirit level, 1901-1930.
Spirit level by W. Ottway & Company of Ealing, London, in box, early 20th century
Universal theodolite II, no.42676, by Carl Zeiss,
Universal theodolite II, no.42676, by Carl Zeiss, Jena, c.1940, some accessories missing, in fitted box, 35 x 25 x 20cm
surveying compendium, British, 1870-1878
Surveying compendium with leather case, by Negretti & Zambra, London, England, 1870-1878. Patented by G. Francis and C. E. Chester in 1874.
Alidade, Swiss, 1961-1970
Alidade, serial no.139428, in cast metal carrying case, by Kern & Co. AG, Aarau, Switzerland, 1961-1970. Last repaired in 1970
Tellurometer MICRODISTANCER by Tellurometer Ltd.
Tellurometer MICRODISTANCER by Tellurometer Ltd.
pedometer, English, 1775-1806
Pedometer with fob hook by Spencer and Perkins, London, England, 1775-1806
Italian off-set circumferentor, 1601-1700
Circumferentor ("ipodimeter") with eccentric alidade, Italian, 17th century
Universal instrument by Starke and Kammerer
Universal instrument by Starke and Kammerer, Vienna, 1851-1900
High visibility precision target by Hilger & Watts
High visibility precision target by Hilger & Watts Ltd, with tribrach, in wooden case. Mid 1940s
Level by Cooke Troughton and Simms Ltd of York, nu
Level by Cooke Troughton and Simms Ltd of York, numbered SO33908
Double-mirror heliotrope (Spiegelkreutz-heliotrop) for geodetic work, designed and used by C.F. Gauss on the Altona-Hanover arc of meridian 1820 - 1825. By Rumpf.
Surveyor's chain with thermometer and spirit level, 1860-1890
Surveyor's steel surveying chain fitted with mercury thermometer and spirit level, patented by J. M. Drummond, Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1859.
Aneroid altimeter by Wallace & Tiernan Products In
Aneroid altimeter by Wallace & Tiernan Products Inc, of Belleville, New Jersey. Marked US Corps of Engineers No.6-1672, circa 1940