Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Philadelphia, first quarter 20th century, "Sterling" model, serial number 1157, 9 in. brass scope with lens cover and eyepiece, affixed to 56.5 in. wooden tripod; included are the instrument's wooden box, an unused "Transit Book," an unrelated "Railroad Engineers Pocket Companion" (Auburn & Buffalo, 1855), three graduated sections combining to create a 10-foot surveying staff, plus three wood and brass pole sections with rollers, the central section marked by the Chicago Steel Tape Co.
HOA 70 in. with transit on tripod.
Functionality unknown; wooden elements with considerable wear from use.