This auction is for an Antique Young & Sons, All Wood with Brass/Bronze Fixtures, Adjustable Tripod. This is a very nice, solid, heavy duty tripod. At the top is a 4 1/2" diameter brass piece with fittings to attach the expandable wooden legs. The threads on top fit Young & Sons surveying equipment. They have what looks to be an aluminum screw-on thread protector. The wooden legs have an oval shape. The inside wood of each leg can slide up and down. The position can be fixed by tightening the two (brass/bronze?) adjusting screws on each leg. Each of the six height adjusting bands is stamped with, "YOUNG & SONS / PHILA". The tripod in the closed position is approximately 39" long. Surveying equipment made by Wm. J. Young & his sons in Philadelphia is part of the history of surveying in the United States and highly sought after by collectors. This piece, topped with a Young & Sons surveying instrument would look great in an office or home setting. Please ask if you have any questions. A Young & Sons Stadia is being sold separately.Payment from high bidder is due within 7 days or item may be relisted. Payment must be made by Pay Pal. Shipping weight will be in the 15 pound range. See shipping calculator for shipping options and costs. Insurance optional. USPS rate based on final auction bid. Other shipping options can be explored with buyer. Seller not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail. International buyers will have to provide a phone number so shipping forms can be completed; and should send an email to obtain shipping costs. Potential international buyers are advised that customs forms will show actual item titles and final bid price Please send me an email if you have any questions. The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.