Transit Tripod

Astronomy

Accession Number: 2012.ast.11

Description:

Tripod consists of three wooden legs, originally with iron/steel sharp feet for securely placing in the ground. Has screw attachment at the top for transit.

Alternative Name: Tripod

Primary Materials: Wood, brass, iron/steel

Markings:

On one leg: “Tripod for Carl Reinhardt’s Transit.”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 145 x Width = 9 x Length = 9

Function:

To hold transit instrument for field use.

Condition: Good

Associated Instruments: 2012.ast.10

Manufacturer:

Unknown; probably Troughton and Simms, London

Date of Manufacture: c. 1900

Provenance: 1) Carl Reinhardt 2)Dunlop Observatory

Donated to UTSIC: No

Historical Notes:

Used by Carl Reinhardt for prospecting and mining. Donated to Dunlop Observatory in 1978.