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Details about  Antique War / Artillery Theodolite Surveying Level, Tripod & Staff - Watts 1917

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Antique War / Artillery Theodolite Surveying Level, Tripod & Staff - Watts 1917
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Dolgellau, United Kingdom


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Engineering/ Surveying


1901 to 1950


Theodolites/ Stands

This is a vintage / antique theodolite surveying level - Director No. 5 MK I Type R F 32. It is made by E R Watts & Son in 1917 and the theodolite has this marking on it. It is numbered 3489. I know nothing about this type of instrument, apart from details I have gleaned from the internet. It appears to be in a satisfactory condition and nothing seems to be broken - to my novice eye! I am selling this on behalf of my father who is a surveyor and bought it purely for display purposes in his office. As he is about to retire he no longer requires it. Hence a genuine reason for selling and I am not a dealer.

It comes in a lovely antique box with other accessories including a second eye piece. The strap around the box, although dated still buckles up. On the box it states Director No 5 Mk I No. 4386. I can assure you the instrument inside is marked as No. 3489 so the box does not correspond with it. There is also a metal label on the box stating The Miscellaneous Disposals Syndicate Ltd, 41 St. James Square, London, W. II. I believe this instrument was used in the war and does have the war markings on it and also on the box.

It also comes with an antique wooden tripod which is in working order and the strap at the bottom still buckles up. There is also a lovely wooden and brass antique staff The lower section of it has coloured and faded but the inner sections are in good condition for something of this type of age. All in all it is a lovely set / collection of surveying / engineering equipment.

I have tried to take relevant photographs of the pieces. If you require anything specific then please contact me and I will oblige. The instrument has only been quickly placed on the tripod for photographs and is not correctly put on so please don't message me about this - I know!!

UK bids/offers only. No overseas bidders/buyers. I will also only dispatch within the UK. I will not dispatch overseas.

I would prefer collection but will post the items by courier if desired. The box including theodolite and the tripod looks like it will cost approximately £30 to £40. I am currently trying to ascertain the postage on the staff. Due to its length I am currently getting stupid quotes of £40. If you are interested in having it sent by courier then please contact me with your postcode so I can work out the total cost. I don't try to make any profit out of sending an item.

In terms of payment, I would prefer either cash on collection or CHEQUE. I am not keen on Paypal so please once again contact me if this is your preferred method of payment.

Viewing is welcome. Please contact 07900430652. Thank you for taking the time to look at this item.

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