A fine, quite early, 5 transit theodolite by William Elliott of London, complete with original fitted mahogany case. William Elliott established his business in 1800, initially operating from premises in Grays, London. 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.
The item "Antique transit theodolite, William Elliott of London, circa 1840" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Engineering & Surveying". The seller is "james_cumbria" and is located in Penrith, Cumbria.
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