Status: SOLD!
Date: 4/30/2019
Venue: eBay
Price: ??,???
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Antique Warren Knight Young + Sons Surveyors Transit w/Wooden Case NO RESERVE!

This listing is for an antique Warren-Knight Young & Sons Wooden Transit. The transit comes in the original wooden case and looks to be in good condition. The transit itself is marked 'Young & Sons Philadelphia'. The Warren-Knight label inside the case says that the model number is Young & Sons. Please see the detailed photos below and contact us with any questions before bidding. We have a low opening bid price, so don't miss your chance to win!

William James Young (1800–1870), probably born in Philadelphia, was indentured as an apprentice to instrument maker Thomas Whitney of Philadelphia for seven years beginning in 1813. Young was first listed in the 1825 Philadelphia directory as a mathematical instrument maker. He continued in business by himself until 1867 when Thomas N. Watson and Charles S. Heller joined him and the firm became known as William J. Young & Co. Young's son Alfred later took over the company and it became known as Young & Sons. It produced surveying and other precision devices until Keuffel and Esser of New York City acquired the company in 1918. Even then, K&E continued to offer a separate line of instruments with the Young & Sons name so as to maintain the customer base that had been built over the years. K&E moved the Young operation to Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1922.

The Warren-Knight Company was founded in 1912 and was chartered in Pennsylvania April 8, 1913.

Please see our other listings for the tripod that came with this transit. We will combine shipping whenever possible to save you money!

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The winning bidder can also pick up this item at our store in Colchester, Vermont. All local pickups are subject to 7% sales tax.

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We accept payment by Paypal only. All Vermont residents and local pick-ups are subject to 7.0% Sales Tax. Unless contacted by the buyer, we reserve the right to relist an item if full payment is not received within 3 days.


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