Theodolite: in Wooden Box
Cary, Porter, Ltd.
Theodolite has telescope with rack and pinion focusing to the objective, with sliding mount and ray shade. This has bubble level mounted above, connected by tube to an enclosed vertical circle with silvered scale, twin verniers and magnifiers, clamp and tangent screw fine adjustment, the glass covered compass mounted over the connecting tube with two bubble levels, silvered dial, edge-bar needle, and clamp, the horizontal circle with silvered scale and twin verniers and magnifiers, clamp and tangent screw fine adjustment, raised on a tripod base with three adjustable screw feet. Contained in original fitted mahogany box with brass hinges, handle and fittings. inside supports are trimmed in green felt, and the lid has the remains of an applied label for Cary, Porter, Ltd. On the outside of the lid is the painted inscription 'H.O.[Government broad arrow mark]59'.
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Lt Albert Armitage: Hut Point/Mc Murdo Sound/Antarctica: 1901-1904
Dimensions (LxWxH): 230 x 170 x 130mm (9 1/16 x 6 11/16 x 5 1/8")
Marks/Inscriptions: ANT EX 1901 H.O. [Government broad arrow mark]59.; Type of mark: Engraved; Notes: Engraved on telescope
Marks/Inscriptions: Cary, Porter, Ltd.; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Remains of label
Marks/Inscriptions: H.O. [Government broad arrow mark] 59; Type of mark: Painted; Notes: Gold with shadow technique
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