A STANLEY 5" TACHEOMETER THEODOLITE, SURVEYING INSTRUMENT,,CIRCA LATE 1890 TO EARLY 1900, GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC!! THIS IS NOT A CHEAP NEW FAKE COPY, BEING SOLD AS OLD,,,,THIS IS AN ENGLISH VERNIER INSTRUMENT, OF THE HIGHEST GRADE, GIVING 20 SECOND ACCURACY WHICH WAS EXCEPTIONAL IN ITS DAY, IT CONTAINS A TELESCOPE WITH INTERNAL FOCUSING, 5" VERTICAL , HORIZONTAL CIRCULAR SOLID ROUND FORM, STAND , SERIAL NUMBER 23047,THE SPIRIT LEVELS ALL ARE ACCURATE AND INTACT, THE TELESCOPE AND SIGHT FOCUS WELL, IT MAY USE FINE ADJUSTMENT IF YOU WERE TO USE IT TODAY,, THE TRIPOD IS NUMBERED 162, PLUMMET, RAY SHADE, AND ALL ACCESORIES ARE IN THE ORIGINAL WALNUT BOX, THE ORIGINAL BOX WILL CLEAN UP NICELY, THE BOX BEARS THE ORIGINAL LABELS FROM W.F.STANLEY AND COMPANY LONDON AND THE MATCHING SERIAL NUMBER 23047, ON THE BOX AS WELL AS SEVERAL SERVICE LABELS, ONE WITH A DATE OF WHAT LOOKS TO BE 1909,AND THE NAME OF ALEN MASON & SONS, AND THE OTHER SERVICE LABEL FROM 1908, BY STANLEY THEMSELVES THE BOX IS FITTED AND HOLD ALL THE ACCESORIES AND INSTRUMENT SNUGLY, IT MEASURES 6 1/2" BY 6 1/2" BY 16" TALL,, THE TRIPOD IS NICE AS WELL AND STANDS FIRMLY WHEN PLACED,, THE WHOLE UNIT STANDS AN IMPRESSIVE 76" AT MAX HEIGHT, THIS IS GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND HAS BEEN IN THE ESTATE SINCE LONG BEFORE THEY EVER THOUGHT OF DOING THE CHEAP COPIES OF TODAY,, WE WOULD NOT BE SELLING THIS BUT WE ARE DOWNSIZING AFTER 30 YEARS OF ANTIQUING,,THIS ONE IS AS GOOD AS THEY GET, IT COULD BE POLISHED BUT WE ALWAYS LIKED THE ORIGINAL PATINA, WHEN THESE SHOW UP THEY GENERALLY SELL IN THE $2000 PLUS DOLLAR RANGE, THIS ONE HAS NO RESERVE, PLEASE VIEW OUR OTHER AUCTIONS, THANKS FOR LOOKING SHIPPING WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL APPRX $ 30.00 FOR SHIPPING ON THE TRIPOD, AS THE EBAY FREIGHT CALCULATOR WILL ONLY DO ONE BOX, WHICH WILL BE THE INSTRUMENT, ITSELF.. IT WILL BE CAREFULLY DOUBLE BOXED FOR SAFE ARRIVAL AT YOUR HOME,,i must emphisize again for the point of being clear, this piece is the real mccoy! guaranteed old,, not a cheap india or china piece, it was in a family estate for the last 20 years or so, and we are being forced to part with some of these larger items. bid with confidence,our starting price on this is very low for what it is, so dont wait to bid i have had 2 people recently waiting till the last minute and didnt get their bid in and complained to me , that i should reopen the bid as ebay screwed it up, thanks for looking, you may view our feedback as well, thanks steve
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