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Rare W. & L.E. Gurley Engineer's Transit with Theodolite Axis

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
341
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Rare W. & L.E. Gurley Engineer's Transit with Theodolite Axis, Troy, New York, c. 1886-1900, engraved silvered dial marked as above, dual vernier and spirit levels, 11-in. scope rests in a cradle with wye supports so the telescope may be removed and rotated end for end, housed in its original box with interior label, ht. 13 in.

Provenance: The collection of William H. Skerritt.

Note: Gurley offered the theodolite axis in their manual from 1855 to 1890. According to Mr. Skerritt the Charles E. Smart collection offers the only other known example.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

William H. Skerritt, Equipment, Geodesy, Geomatics, Gurley, Level, Measurement, Optical devices, Spirit level, Surveying, Theodolite, Transit, Troy, New York, Troy