Ummhhhh... I think there are some differences ....Rolf wrote
We had it in this thread some 5 years ago:
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You are right. The difference is the age.Sturm78 wrote:I think there are some differences ....
That is almost certainly a surveyor's transit, most likely a commercial civilian model. Which model? My bet would be a Keuffel and Esser, but what model I'm not sure on.Sturm78 wrote:Nobody for my last image ??
Well, here another image from Ebay.
Does somebody know the german designation for this telescope ??
Thank you very much for your help, Rolf...Rolf wrote
You are right. The difference is the age.
I wasn't sure, so I asked a friend of mine. He told me, the picture of
2012 is the first version from 1937/38. It had a larger "battery box"
underneath than the "war-version" (you can see the power cable
from the upper part to the "battery box"). This old version had also
a antenna, which was not foldable.
On the newer picture you posted you can see the foldable antenna.
This version of the antenna was build after 1938. The "battery box"
seems to be on the ground, because the power cable is going to the
ground behind the stand.
Thanks, Gardner. What is a surveyor's transit ?? is the same than a theodolite ? I have no idea about these instruments....T. A. Gardner wrote
That is almost certainly a surveyor's transit, most likely a commercial civilian model. Which model? My bet would be a Keuffel and Esser, but what model I'm not sure on.
This sort might be used by artillery batteries as well to determine their positon accurately for map coordinates so their fire is accurate.T. A. Gardner wrote:Here's one that's similar and used by the Wehrmacht.
This one is a Breithaupt u. Sonn, Cassel model