Keuffel & Esser Transit

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Keuffel & Esser Co.
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
place made
United States: New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
Surveying and Geodesy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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