Beautiful 1930 Gurley Mining Transit

Beautiful 1930 Gurley Mining Transit






Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Surveying Instruments & Mining, Engineering antiques


This is an exceptional instrument – either very lightly used or wonderfully restored.   Gurley serial number 301123


This transit has an 8.5 inch main scope and a 7 inch auxiliary scope.  The auxiliary scope can either be mounted on top or on the side, with the counterweight being opposite of where the the scope is mounted.  The transit reads to one minute.  All the levels have liquid


The optics are nice with crosshairs on both scopes and stadia wires on the main scope.   


The transit lacks its box, tripod, and caps for the scopes.   The pictures show everything that is included.

Please see my Gurley Maker Webpage for more information about Gurley Instruments.


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US The Compleat Surveyor

The Compleat Surveyor specializes in rare instruments and books related to land surveying. This initially was a family business - my father (F. D. Uzes) was a noted surveyor, collector and author (Illustrated Price Guide To Antique Surveying Instruments and Books - published in 1980). Having spent a lifetime surrounded by old instruments and books, I now run the business myself. I use my website ( to both sell instruments and provide historical information related to land surveying.

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