Discover the history of early technology with this stunning antique theodolite, crafted of burnished brass and signed by renowned manufacturer A.G. Thornton of Manchester with serial number 1207. This theodolite was made during the second half of the 19th century, and is a testament to the technical expertise of the time.
Designed for terrestrial observations, this instrument was used for the precise measurement of horizontal and vertical angles, as well as magnetic and geographical distances and azimuths. Its burnished brass finish provides a warm, inviting glow, while the intricate details and signature of A.G. Thornton speak to the quality and craftsmanship of the piece.
Whether you're a collector of antique scientific instruments or simply appreciate the beauty of vintage technology, this theodolite is an excellent addition to your collection. Its good working condition and display-worthy appearance make it a must-have piece for any discerning collector.