AntiqueYoung & Sons Land Surveyorâe(tm)s Mount for a Transit Instrument (Philadelphia 1889) This auction is for an antique land surveying instrument manufactured by the Young & Sons Company of Philadelphia Pa. This is a very early instrument by this famous company. The companyâe(tm)s name is very nicely engraved on the top of the base in script type writing. Just beneath the company name is the number 5822, which through our research leads us to believe that this was manufactured in 1889. This is very nice authentic surveyorâe(tm)s instrument. It is made of solid brass and copper. It has been nicely cleaned and polished to bring it back to its original look. If you look closely at the pictures you will notice one top end section that has not been cleaned or polished. This was intentional, It is a way of showing the contrast of its age. We will leave it up to the new owner if they would like it to be cleaned and polished or if they prefer to keep the contrast in tact. The instrument has 4 leveling posts that are very clean and rotate freely. The original "site level" that belong to this piece is long gone and not included in the auction. This is a very heavy piece as it weights approximately 8 pounds. We can not find any evidence of deep scratches or dents in any of the brass or copper. This is truly a very rare piece of survey instrument history. It would be a great addition to your collection. This piece displays very nicely. This item is being offered as a collectorâe(tm)s item only. All items in this auction are being offered as collectorâe(tm)s items only. This would be a great addition to you vintage collection and would display very nicely. We have explained this item to the best of our ability. If you have any questions, please email us and we will answer promptly. This item is being sold as seen and as is. Payment is due within 7 days of purchase or end of auction. PayPal is our preferred payment method but we will also accept Money orders and Personal Checks. A 10-day waiting period will apply to all checks before the item is shipped. As always âe¦. We will do our best to combine shipping costs for multiple items. Email us for a shipping quote. All Offers Will Be Considered FREE Shipping and Insurance within the continental United States. Purchasersâe(tm) or Bidders outside the United States can email us their complete address including the postal zip code and we can supply them with a more accurate shipping cost. Thanks and Good Luck! Check out my other items !