/surveyor's tripod with wooden legs and all brass head assembly. I have spent most of the day researching this tripod and searching for images of this model. Although, I have found similar ones that were used through the Vietnam Era. I have not found an exact match for this one, which tells me it may be a less common model. As much as I really hate the overused word, "RARE", it may well indeed be so.
I might be completely wrong. I can find no identifying marks on it, anywhere. The table seems to have a 360 degree azimuth adjustment.The center bolt is 3/8x16 for mounting heavy equipment. Everything is in working order. The brass has NOT been cleaned or polished by me. It may have been stripped by an earlier owner. Some of the original olive drab paint is still present.
The wooden legs are in fine shape, although, they may have been stripped of the original paint , too. (Again, can't tell for certain) The deployed height is exactly 65 inches. The weight is approximately 25 pounds. Each leg has a sharp metal field tip. They work well on soft ground or hard top.
That is as much as I know. If anyone out there has further information it would be most welcome.It will be packaged well with plenty of padding. I normally use the box inside of the box method. It has worked for many telescopes so, it should work well with this, too. It all depends upon just where it goes. I was going to use it with a telescope. However, I already have too many of them. Also, I don't live on this web site so if you have questions or information, please, give me some time to respond. The item "Vintage Surveyor's Tripod, wooden tripod, US Military, WWII, Korea, Vietnam" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science & Medicine (1930-Now)\Engineering\Surveying Equipment". The seller is "telescopeman54" and is located in Guild, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.