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High-quality mid-20th century architect's transit manufactured by C. L. Berger & Sons, Boston Massachusetts and is engraved on the round telescope frame "C.L. BERGER & SONS, BOSTON, MASS., BD598, MADE IN USA & with the company logo."
This fine instruments survives in like-new condition and features three bubble levels, two for the base and one under the adjustable telescope as well as multiple fine-tuning adjustments. The telescope measures 12 inches in length (fully open) with a 1 1/2 inch objective lens, with clear 25 times object view. Black powder coated surface and solid brass adjustment wheels and mounts. Comes with it's original DIETZGEN folding adjustable and collapsible wood tripod and it's fitted oak storage/carrying case. Quite a handsome professional surveying instrument!
We have sold a number of these instruments in the past to customers with beach and ocean view properties in place of a telescope. The high-powered optics is perfect for this use, especially for those where space is an issue!
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!