Keuffel & Esser Transit

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This Engineer’s Light Mountain Transit with A-shaped standards was made around 1914 and belonged to the University of Montana. New, it cost $220. The horizontal circle is read by opposite verniers to single minutes. The vertical circle is graduated for stadia use. There are clamps and tangent screws to the horizontal circle and to the telescope axis. The inscriptions read "KEUFFEL & ESSER CO. NEW YORK" and "29353."
Ref: Keuffel & Esser, Catalogue (New York, 1915), pp. 348-349, 354-355.
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Keuffel & Esser Co.
place made
United States: New York
overall: 10 3/4 in; 27.305 cm
horizontal circle: 4 3/4 in; 12.065 cm
vertical circle: 4 in; 10.16 cm
needle: 3 in; 7.62 cm
telescope: 8 1/4 in; 20.955 cm
hanging level: 4 in; 10.16 cm
overall in case: 14 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in; 37.465 cm x 26.67 cm x 18.415 cm
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University of Montana, School of Forestry, Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station
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National Museum of American History