Maritime Transit Theodolite Brandis & Sons Inc Compass
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Sold Date: 07/04/2009
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Transportation and Vehicles
I have a maritime theodolite, transit, compass or surveyor's level. Made by Brandis & Sons Inc. Brooklyn, New York. The following is a little info. The 3 levels are working. The optics are in great shape with no scratches.Brandis Frederick Ernest Brandis (1845–1916) was born in Germany, came to the United States in 1858, worked for Stackpole & Brother for a few years, and opened his own instrument shop in 1871. The firm became F. Brandis & Co. in 1875, F. E. Brandis, Sons & Co. in 1890, and Brandis & Sons, Inc. in 1916 . The Pioneer Instrument Company purchased control of the Brandis firm in 1922, and was in turn acquired by the Bendix Aviation Corporation in 1928. The manufacture of Brandis instruments ceased in 1932. It weighs 18.4 pounds. The compass works. "International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges
are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges
are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these
additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying." I will be shipping this piece in a 14" x 14" x 14" box with tissue, bubble wrap, and styrofoam peanuts at a shipping weight of 20-21 lbs. When listing, ebay has you choose shipping weights. For example: 1-2 lbs., 2-3 lbs., 3-4 lbs. etc. for the shipping calculator. Please ask questions and I will do my best to help you. All my items are used unless described and sold "as is". Thank-you for looking! Happy Bidding!
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