In 1830 he moved to 56, The Strand, London, and took his sons Charles and Frederick into partnership. William Elliott died in 1853, after which the company operated under the name Elliott Brothers. This particular instrument most likely dates to around 1840. It is engraved "W Elliott & Sons, 56 Strand, London" and survives with good optics, intact spirit level and very good compass dial. Also included is the original fitted mahogany case and an early, handwritten but undated, receipt.Height 28cm (11"), length 31cm (12.5"), transit 12.5cm (5) diameter. I pay a great deal of attention to packaging with a view to ensuring that items reach buyers quickly and without damage. Most of the items I sell are antique, of high value and impossible to replace. Items are generally wrapped in multiple layers of bubblewrap and placed in strong double-wall cardboard boxes with the void filled with a 100% recycled polystyrene loosefill. I have tried alternatives to bubblewrap but none come close in terms of the level of protection they provide. They are not the cheapest, but do offer a professional, fast (normally next-day) service and have proper shelving in their vans, which many of their competitors are unable to provide. If at all possible, please re-use the packaging, or find someone that can. The item "Antique theodolite, William Elliott of London, 5 transit, early 19th Century" is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Engineering & Surveying". The seller is "james_cumbria" and is located in Penrith, Cumbria.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.