C1903 Young & Sons Phila. Survey Transit #7661 w/Tripod

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  • Sold Date: Dec 07,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction
This c1903 Survey Transit was made by Young & Sons in Philadelphia PA. and is serial number 7661. This early brass transit is complete with its wood storage box number 7652 and wood tripod number 7242. Also included is a spare lens? and two bobs; one bob is unsigned and the other is signed Standard 6491-14. This well made Young & Sons Transit has been in storage for many years and appears to be working properly. The cross hairs are visible and the focus adjusting knobs control the focus. The brass has a nice patina. All bubble levels are excellent and all adjusting knobs turn. The compass and pointer lock are working properly. The compass dial is signed Young & Sons Philadelphia and 7661. The eye piece retains its built in lens protector and the scope retains its slip on lens protector cover. The oak dovetailed box retains its inside Young & Sons label and is stamped #7652. The storage box has some dripped paint on the top and has had a repair to the back side of the cover. The lock is present but I do not have the key and only part of the original leather strap remains (see photos). The storage box retains its original New York Blue Print Co. metal tag. The storage box is sound and will clean up nicely. The wood tripod is stamped number 7242. The tripod is complete but will need new leather straps. The transit is approx. 12 1/2" high as shown. The scope is approx. 11 1/4" long and the compass has a 5 3/8" glass lens. The storage box is approx. 15" high x 10" wide x 14 3/4" deep and weighs approx. 32 lbs with the transit. The tripod legs are approx. 57 3/4" long. I have included many photos to help you evaluate this high quality Antique American Made Transit. This early Young & Sons Transit is just the way we like to find them! In nice original condition and not tampered with. Like all the items we sell this Surveyors Transit is being sold as as found. Buyer to pay SH&I U.S. Lower 48 States Only. PLEASE NOTE: If this early transit must be shipped it will be shipped in two boxes. One box with the transit is approx. 16" x 16" x 20" and weighs approx. 40 lbs. The other box will contain the tripod and is approx. 10" x 10" x 62" high and weighs approx. 15 lbs. Although eBay requires sellers to list shipping costs for all items to be shipped, they make no provision if using Shipping Wizard w two boxes are required to ship an item!