Brass Theodolite 10" - Vintage Nautical Instrument - Antique Theodolite
Nautical brass theodolite 10 inch is beautifully detailed, functional, and calibrated. Theodolites are still used today for ultra high precision optical alignment and measurement.--The azimuth and elevation axes can be read on a vernier scale with the aid of built-in magnifiers. Both axes have slow motion controls and the telescope can plunge and reverse to reduce bearing Errors. With a magnetic compass mounted on top, the azimuth Axis has a second spirit level mounted on the telescope with a mirror to assist in leveling while the telescope utilizes precision optics and has an antique brass lens cover. The theodolite's 22-power non-inverting telescope has two focusing adjustments; one for the precision reticule focus and another for focusing the target.