25 November 2003,
Price realised USD 836
USD 350 - USD 450
AN ENGLISH BRASS THEODOLITE
Late 19th/Early 20th Century, signed Elliott Brothers, London
In original wooden case, bearing painted inscription (illegible)
17in. (43cm.) high
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William Elliott, who specialized in drawing instruments, opened his London shop in 1804. The firm became William Elliott & Sons in 1850, Elliott Bros. in 1853, and Elliott Bros. (London) Ltd. in 1916, and was taken over by English Electric in 1966.
Acquired from Arthur Davidson, Ltd., 78 Jeremy Street, London, 1972.
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