Egypt and Art > Store

1874 Kuebler & Seelhorst Surveyor's Transit For Sale

1874 Kuebler & Seelhorst Surveyor's Transit


This item has been shown 115 times.

Buy Now

1874 Kuebler & Seelhorst Surveyor's Transit:
$800


This is a rare example of an early American transit. The optics and cross hairs are in good shape, motions turn pretty smoothly and it is lacking the originalbox and there is no tripod.Transit has an early form of detachable baseand the rare patented eyepiece by Kuebler and Seelhorst which is unusual, see patent.

Serial 768

Angular 1 Minute

Scope 10 3/4inches

Plate 6 1/4

Compass needle 5 inches

is $30.00if within the US, no charge for careful


Here is some information on the firm ofKuebler and Seelhorst:


KUEBLER & SEELHORST (1867 - 1875)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

William J. Kuebler, Sr. (1827 - 1900)

Frederick Seelhorst (1813 - 1887)

"Philadelphia Directories: 1867-1875 Kuebler & Seelhorst inst makers, William J. Kuebler, Frederick Seelhorst. On October 1, 1867, Kuebler and Seelhorst were granted patent No. 69450 for a method of adjusting eyepieces and objective glasses in telescopes. Gurley serviced a Kuebler & Seelhorst level from Dallas, Texas in 1887, and a 5" Engineers Transit from Frederick, Michigan in 1900."

"William J. Kuebler (1827 - 1900) - Philadelphia Directories: He is listed from 1867 to 1900 as an instrument maker and optician. He was born in Germany in 1827 and died in Philadelphia on August 17, 1900."

"Frederick Seelhorst (1813 - 1887) - was born in Italy in 1813 and died Philadelphia May 1, 1887. Philadelphia Directories: 1867 to 1887 Seelhorst F. & J. instrument makers." [The J. stood for Julius Seelhorst, born 1844 in Philadelphia and died there 1900.]

In January 1866 the firm of William J. Young & Co. was formed with William J. Young, Thomas N. Watson and Charles S. Heller as partners. On April 12, 1869, Watson left the firm and became foreman for Kuebler & Seelhorst at 727 Jayne Street. Some time shortly after the death of William J. Young in 1870, Watson returned to the Young's establishment as both foreman and partner with Alfred Young in running the business, first as William J. Young & Sons and later as Young & Sons.




Buy Now

Vintage American Paulin Model T-5 Terra Surveying Altimeter With Wood Box picture
Vintage American Paulin Model T-5 Terra Surveying Altimeter With Wood Box


Vintage Keuffel&esser Transit In Original Case. 1952 5085c #119147. picture
Vintage Keuffel&esser Transit In Original Case. 1952 5085c #119147.


Vintage Wild Heerbrugg Electronics Ma Mel 13 Tester Steam Punk picture
Vintage Wild Heerbrugg Electronics Ma Mel 13 Tester Steam Punk


Vintage Surveyors Tool Part picture
Vintage Surveyors Tool Part


Vintage Swift Anderson Hand Sight Bubble Level Brass Surveyor Engineer W/ Case picture
Vintage Swift Anderson Hand Sight Bubble Level Brass Surveyor Engineer W/ Case


K+e Keuffel Esser Hand Level Surveyor Scope With Original Leather Carry Case picture
K+e Keuffel Esser Hand Level Surveyor Scope With Original Leather Carry Case


Vintage Surveyor Brass Transom With Leather Case : Small Chip In Glass picture
Vintage Surveyor Brass Transom With Leather Case : Small Chip In Glass


Vintage Keuffel & Esser (k+e) Surveyor Brass Transom With Leather Case # 5073 picture
Vintage Keuffel & Esser (k+e) Surveyor Brass Transom With Leather Case # 5073