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Accession number 1994.3
Object ID 1994.3.3
Object Name Transit
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date between 1900 and 1919
Description Buff & Buff Plain Transit in wood storage cabinet. Transit screws onto a sliding wood platform to secure it for moving. A black metal attachment for the lens is also stored on platform. At the base are four adjustable bronze knobs set vertically and a black metal key and bronze knob set horizontally and used for limiting horizontal rotation of the black metal circular platform. Set on the platform's outer edge are two levels and two rulers for reading degrees. In the platform's center is the U-shaped base holding the telescope, level and adjustable bronze knobs which can tilt vertically.
Manufacturer Buff & Buff Mfg. Co.
Maker Buff & Buff Manufacturing Company
Maker's Role Manufacturer
Place of Origin Boston, MA
Dimension Details Cabinet: 16 1/4-in. OH x 13-in. OW x 13 5/8-in. OD
Instrument with scope level: 13 1/2-in. OH x 13 1/2-in. OW x 11-in. diameter
Material Bronze/Glass/Wood/Metal
People/Corporations Buff & Buff Manufacturing Company
Subjects Surveying equipment
Transit
Tunneling
Tunnels
Search Terms Equipment
Transportation Agency Public Service Commission for the First District
Number of images 6