Purveyors and Dealers of Americana / Patented & Mechanical Antiques
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We can help you sell your Vintage Surveying & Scientific Related Antiques!!
I buy, sell, and deal in many antique surveying instruments
and related tools.
In addition to this informational antiques related website
www.AntiqBuyer.com, we own and
operate our antique sales website
It is from that website that we conduct our surveying instrument
sales and other antique sales.
If you are in the market to buy vintage and antique surveying
instruments or other scientific related antiques please visit that page.
Surveying Instruments General Outline
interested in many different types or forms of early survey instruments
tools and accessories. I have specific pages
covering other different types of surveying
instruments you should visit through the links provided on the left.
To see past sales results look through the appropriate links in the right column.
If you have antique surveying instruments or vintage surveyor's tools that you want to sell, please contact me at LCM@AntiqBuyer.com with as many details as possible, including the size, the maker's name, or any other important written information. A pic would be especially helpful.
of the instrument are critical, and without them it is going to be
determine what you have or be able to discuss it intellegently. Just telling me
you have a Gurley, a Berger, David White, Lietz or Leitz etc. and giving me the
serial number, or what you say is the serial # or model # is not enough information.
Surveying Tools & Accessories
One surveyor's tool that is always of interest is called
a surveying chain or surveying link chain.
Surveyor's chains are linked wire measuring devices
and came in various lengths from 33' to 100' and in
several different configurations. Commonly found examples are
either unmarked or English and marked Chesterman. Chains can also be found marked K & E, Gurley, or by other American makers.
Some have special features to compensate for heat or expansion, most do
not. The links on earlier ones are not welded, and typically are on
later ones. Steel tapes on reels that were
used by surveying parties in the recent past are also referred to as
chains but in general are not nearly as collectible or in demand
as these earlier link chains.
Surveying Stadia Rules
Surveyor's also used different calculators or means to figure large numbers in their work and all of these different devices are of interest as well. The latest examples used that we would be interested in would be hand held Curta calculators. Additional info on them can be found on the calculation page. Also of interest are different stadia slide rules used by Surveyors that were put out over the years. K & E made or offered several different models through the years with their more typical stick rules being the 12" 4100 Stadia Rule, or the 4101 20" model. They also offered the Webb Stadia Rule that was a small portable circular or drum style stadia rule that is very difficult to find today. I have one of those pictured in the past sales archives that I sold.
If you have antique surveying instruments or vintage surveyor's tools that you want to sell, please contact me at LCM@AntiqBuyer.com with as many details as possible, including the size, the maker's name, or any other important written information that is given.To see example of previously sold antiques from our websites visit the Past Sales Archive Pages through the links on the right.
To see examples of antique surveying instruments and related equipment that I have currently have for sale, please go to our sister site www.Patented-Antiques.com. and visit the surveying related sale pages you will find there.