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Davis Theodolite

Davis Theodolite

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This is a typical English theodolite from the middle years of the nineteenth century. The inscription that reads: Edwd Davis, Leeds.
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Object Name
Davis Thodolite
date made
ca. 1850
place made
United Kingdom: England, Leeds
part: 10 in x 5 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 13.97 cm
part: 10 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 26.67 cm x 3.4925 cm
overall in case: 7 1/4 in x 11 7/8 in x 8 1/8 in; 18.415 cm x 30.1625 cm x 20.6375 cm
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Credit Line
Mrs. H.W. Colthurst
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