Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:57 PM
Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:54 PM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:48 AM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:54 PM
Sounds like an elevating column by Keuffel and Esser. In addition to slide rules and drafting and surveying equipment, they made optical collimating devices, some of which were probably mounted on columns.
Yep, the KE for Keuffel and Esser makes sense.
I'm more inclined to think its an adjustable pedestal for a drafting table, modified to accept the telescope mount head
(Although the 8' seems out of place)
Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:35 PM
Pedestal Drafting Table