Maritime Transit Theodolite Brandis & Sons Inc Compass

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.


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.

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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:
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