Heavy brass transit in original wood, leather box; table stand.
Made sometime prior to 1940 when A.S. Aloe Company (St. Louis, MO) shifted to medical equipment manufacturing, this 1917 patent transit scope is a beautiful example of early 20th century design, featuring precisely graved vernier scales, large spun-brass controls, black lacquer and varnished bronze finishing; all fitted on a removable trivet, making it ideal for desk or table display.? The controls and locks spin- the rack focus is smooth - automated eyepiece cover swings freely and the view through the optics is clear- spirit level full and visible - an excellent addition to any collection of scientific or exploratory history. Includes brass front cap and original wood and leather field case. Serial no. 11908.
Artist: A.S. Aloe Co
Issued: Early 20th c.
Dimensions: 13"L x 5.25"W x 9"H, in case
Country of Origin: United States
Use and age related wear
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