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TexanTrail
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Found this site yesterday.  I do GIS in the oil and gas field. I'm not a surveyor (past or present) but I have a couple of questions about some old equipment.  Hopefully someone can tell me the correct forum to go to.

A friend of mine just lost her husband to a massive stroke.  While cleaning up, she came across some surveying equipment and wants to get rid of it.  I told her I would help.  Didn't know what she had until I started researching. 

Inventory includes:

Wild T3 (in case with instructions), Wild T1, Keuffel & Esser 74-0000 in case, and Buff & Buff level and transit.  I do have some pics and serial numbers.

She just wants a fair price.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

David

 

 

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Posted : January 9, 2018 10:49 am
Roadhand
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Usually these guys are all over this stuff. I am surprised you have not had any reply's yet. Maybe post again in a different category, people sometimes have their settings set to only see certain ones.

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Posted : January 10, 2018 7:36 am TexanTrail liked
paden cash
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Does the Buff & Buff equipment have the tripod with them? 

“Rome is burning and most of us are arguing how competently Nero can actually play a fiddle.”
Anonymous retired land surveyor

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Posted : January 10, 2018 7:43 am
Norman Oklahoma
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Maybe it's the thread title. "Widow with Old Survey Stuff" would probably draw the moths to the flame. 

"Convention is like the shell to the chick, a protection till he is strong enough to break it through." Learned Hand

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Posted : January 10, 2018 7:45 am TexanTrail and paden cash liked
Norman Oklahoma
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....She just wants a fair price....  Any help would be appreciated.

 

 

Fair warning - a "fair price" is going to be a few hundred dollars, maybe a thousand for the lot. 

"Convention is like the shell to the chick, a protection till he is strong enough to break it through." Learned Hand

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Posted : January 10, 2018 7:48 am
TexanTrail
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Posted by: paden cash

Does the Buff & Buff equipment have the tripod with them? 

No.  These just sat on a shelf

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Posted : January 10, 2018 7:56 am
TexanTrail
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Posted by: Norman Oklahoma

Maybe it's the thread title. "Widow with Old Survey Stuff" would probably draw the moths to the flame. 

Probably repost in the For Sale forum?

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Posted : January 10, 2018 7:58 am
TexanTrail
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Posted by: Norman Oklahoma

 

....She just wants a fair price....  Any help would be appreciated.

 

 

Fair warning - a "fair price" is going to be a few hundred dollars, maybe a thousand for the lot. 

With just a little research, the Wild T3 is worth that much.

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Posted : January 10, 2018 8:00 am
Norman Oklahoma
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With just a little research, the Wild T3 is worth that much.

Good luck. You might get more if you have the time and inclination. Let us know how it turns out.

"Convention is like the shell to the chick, a protection till he is strong enough to break it through." Learned Hand

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Posted : January 10, 2018 8:37 am TexanTrail liked
FL/GA PLS.
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Search ebay for similar items and/or google the instruments brand name and have fun.  😉 

"I,d rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"....Jimmy Buffett
"All I know is, if you look around at the human race you've got to wonder what the hell God was thinking!" ...Lee Marvin, "Paint Your Wagon"

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Posted : January 10, 2018 9:47 am
Tom Adams
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I'm sure the T3 is worth some dough (especially if it's in good working shape.  I can't give you a fair estimate on the values, although I am sure some here can.  As with most older items it's worth what someone is willing to pay for it.  Getting bids on ebay is going to do you best, because there will be a wider audience of collectors and others.  Putting it in your local newspaper might not get any bites, and most would probably want to pay a lot less.

I've always wanted to get a T2 but I would probably not be able to afford what it's worth.

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Posted : January 10, 2018 11:52 am
  
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