Trivia (and much-much more)

Posted By Loyal Olson on 8/3/2008 at 11:54 AM
I'm sure links to this article have been posted before, but here it is again.
First a quote from the article:
"Wild T-3 theodolites replaced the Parkhurst, which had been in service for about 25 years, in 1952. Early fears that these small optical reading theodolites were unstable proved unfounded. Some observers found the T-3's stubby gun sight pointers inadequate for night work and to resolve the problem taped beer can/bottle openers openers to the top and bottom of the telescopes. Fortunately, this piece of equipment was never in short supply on parties. Later illuminated finders, similar to those found on Parkhursts, were added."
Geodetic Surveying 1940-1990
(You've come a long way baby)
By. Joseph F. Dracup
Link to Article
"Fortunately, this piece of equipment was never in short supply on parties"
Ah yes, the "church-key" sight!

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB.

Recent Articles by Loyal Olson

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


POB April 2015 Cover

2015 April

In this April 2015 issue of POB, we explore how AVEVA solutions and laser scanning gave international contractor Ariosh some real competitive advantages in challenging oil and gas revamp projects.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Surveyors, with the weather finally starting to improve everywhere, are you thinking about the long days to come? This summer, you are going to …
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.