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ANTIQUE C L BERGER'S & SONS BUFF TRANSIT Surveying Instrument BOSTON USA For Sale


ANTIQUE C L BERGER'S & SONS BUFF TRANSIT Surveying Instrument BOSTON USA



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ANTIQUE C L BERGER'S & SONS BUFF TRANSIT Surveying Instrument BOSTON USA:
$449

Click on any image to enlarge! Please be patient while they download. (© Copyright 2012, by Peter Frei) (Item no. 8325)

Unusual C. L. Berger's & Sons, Buff's & Berger's Boston Transit, no. 3049

I could not find this model anywhere on the internet; the Surveying Antiques website shows some Buff & Berger Transits. However this particular one is not shown, click here, to see that website.

Inscriptions:
"C.L. Berger's & Sons, Buff & Berger Boston No. 3049"

Dimensions:
height 13.5 inches over all; horizontal circle 7.25 inches diameter; vertical circle 5 inches diameter; telescope 11.875 inches long; level 5.1875 inches long.


Discussion:
I found this at an estate sale. The horizontal circle is silvered, graduated to 20 minutes, and read by opposite verniers with magnifiers and ground glass plates to 20 seconds. The vertical circle is silvered, graduated to 30 minutes, and read by opposite verniers to 30 seconds. The telescope has a filar micrometer eyepiece; the attached level has an adjustment.

Condition:
The transit does seem to be in fair condition; some of the lacquer is worn off, I saw one little screw missing, an adjusting screw (horizontal circle is a little bent (noticable only when turned). All three bubbles are original and still hold the liquid.

This is not the usual Berger's & Sons transit. The two side posts are not crafted in the usual way and look impressive. The telescope is clear (some dust particles) and powerful. I was able to read "EVENRUDE" on an outboard motor on the other side of the lake from where I live. Good luck!

I have many other interesting items listed on right now, among them a large antique photograph showing a group of Surveyors with their equipment. To see my other items on , click here!

AS ALWAYS! THIS ITEM WILL SELL AT ANY PRICE!

Terms and Conditions. Please read before you offer! (V.11.29.04)
    After the sale:
  • In order to simplify and expedite transactions, here is my address and phone number: Peter Frei, 101 Maybrook Road, HOLLAND, MA 01521. Phone: 413 245 4660, (9:00 hours - 23:00 hours, Eastern Standard time). Do not hesitate to call me if you have a problem. Payment:
  • If you are the successful buyer, your payment should be received by me within seven days. If you are living outside the 48 lower states, I will email you an invoice with the cost for shipping to your destination.
  • Massachusetts residents are required to pay 6.25% sales tax unless you provide me with a signed copy of your "Sales Tax Resale Certificate," (Form ST-4).
  • High-buyers without a PayPal account can mail me their payment.
  • Non-paying buyers will get a warning after 7 days. At the same time I will initiate the "Unpaid item Process" with . If a "Non-paying buyer" fails to make payment in full within 7 more days, I will open an "unpaid item case" will file a request for a "Final Value Fee Credit" with in accordance with 's policies. To learn more about 's "Unpaid item Policy", click here! Shipping & Handling: I only charge actual shipping; there is no handling fee or charge for packing material!
    International High buyers and buyers outside the lower 48 states will pay actual shipping cost.
    The measurements of this parcel are: 19" by 15" by 9", and weighs 21.2 lbs.
    You can calculate shipping using the cost-calculator of the United States Parcel Service.
    Unless specifically offered, I will not combine shipping. requires sellers to submit weight and dimensions of packages which forces sellers to pack items before they list them on . As I start most of my sales with the low opening offer of $9.50, I'm unable to unpack items, find another box and then repack items to save buyers a couple of dollars, I just don't have the time. High buyer within the lower 48 states will pay actual shipping. response:
  • I guarantee to reciprocate the courtesy of posting response within ten days upon the successful buyer posting response. E-mail: English and German
  • Please include the number "8325" with all your e-mails, by doing so, you help me to assist you even faster, thanks!
  • Response guaranteed if received no later than 24 hours before end of sale. E-mail me any time, if I am on-line I certainly will be glad to answer any question you may have.
  • In fairness to all shoppers, I also will not end any sale early (regardless of price offered). Therefore, I will disregard e-mail with this request or any other question already answered in the description or fine print of this listing, including inquiries about shipping cost, as all information you need to figure it out yourself is included in this listing. Return Policy:
  • I offer an unconditional money-back refund on your purchase price if you are not completely satisfied. Items must be returned in the same package and in the same condition as they where shipped out, within 14 days upon receipt. Please notify me by e-mail before you return your item. If it is my fault, I will pay for shipping both ways. I will not accept any returns of packages shipped outside the US.

offer with confidence. I am a full-time professional antique dealer with 28 years of experience. My descriptions and my pictures are never designed to misrepresent or over-embellish my items. My response comments and rating attest to the quality, level and integrity of my customer service. My reputation is very important to me. I will try everything reasonable to make you happy! Please send e-mail if not totally satisfied, before leaving negative response. If should be down any time during the last two hours before the end of this sale, I will disregard all and any offers and declare this sale as void. In this case, I would re-list this item as soon as is up and running again. Good luck, and happy offerding!!

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