A brass theodolite signed:
Wed. J. Ahrend & Zoon
Telescope with rack and pinion focussing, spirit level on top. 360 degrees scale. On the table two spirit levels and two limbs to show the horizontal scale.
About the signature. Although not an instrument maker, but a trade-firm in office furniture and supplies. wed. J. Ahrend & Zoon were the major re-seller of geodetic instruments of all sorts in The Netherlands, like survey tapes and chains, surveyor’s crosses, sounding and geodetic sextants, levels and theodolites. Founded in 1896.
The instrument is used and overall in good condition, faded lacquer.
Made ca. 1900.