Many surveying instrument collectors consider Heller & Brightly to be one of the top instruments makers in the 4th quarter of the 19th century. You will likely feel the same way after you play with this transit for a few minutes.
According to Heller & Brightly sales records, Coxe Brothers Mining Company in Drifton PA was the original purchaser of this transit. The Coxe Family was a pretty big player in mining, and the Coxe family had a vey interesting history. Everything works on this transit, and everything I have for the transit is included in the pics. Issues worth noting - one of the level vials is cracked and doesn't hold liquid, a sunshade for one of the verniers is missing, and the a vertical crosshsair appears to be missing. Please see my Heller & Brightly Maker Webpage for more information about Heller & Brightly Instruments.
You can also see a 360 degree view with a high resolution ZOOM feature for this H&B Transit at. (Keywords - Gurley, Berger , Surveying, Surveyor, Transit). The item "Circa 1893 Heller & Brightly Transit Coxe Mining Family Drifton PA" is in sale since Thursday, October 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science & Medicine (1930-Now)\Engineering\Surveying Equipment".
The seller is "kingtiger-" and is located in Stinson Beach, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.