This is a beautifully restored circa 1885 transit made by a maker that was only in business for a few years. Hernstein Price instruments rarely pop up for sale.
This transit has an 10 inch telescope and a 4.5 inc needle. The transit reads to 30 seconds (1 minute on the vertical arc), and all the levels have liquid.
The optics are nice with crosshairs – I did not see any stadia wires. The beautiful transit includes a gradienter which is a nice extra,
The transit comes with what I believe is its original box. The pictures show everything that is included.
The main blemish on this wonderful transit – a 1/4 inch scratch on the compass glass.
Please see my Hernstein Price Maker Webpage for more information about Hernstein Prince.
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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 (www.CompleatSurveyor.com) to both sell instruments and provide historical information related to land surveying.
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