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If at all possible, please re-use the packaging, or find someone that can. The item "Antique transit theodolite, William Stanley of London, immense proportions" is in sale since Friday, September 13, 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.