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SHS LIBRARY
As a member of the Society you have access to the society-owned book collection together with access to other private collections, totaling several thousand entries, which provides the ability to identify and describe instruments for others. Recognizing the Society's capabilities in this area, Teledyne Gurley has designated Surveyors Historical Society as its official referral source for responding to inquiries about old Gurley instruments. The Society has access to most of Gurley's published manuals for each decade from the 1850's to 1930's. In addition, with accessibility to other firms' catalogs, we are able to trace products by Keuffel & Esser to 1875; A. Lietz to 1888; Heller & Brightly to 1884; etc. Another source of information about the evolution of surveying technology is hundreds of copies of surveying patents, many of which include illustrations depicting their working mechanisms.
 
  
BACKSIGHTS is the semiannual publication of the Surveyors Historical Society, a nonprofit organization, and is distributed to all members of the Society and to other interested parties upon request.
Click HERE to view the Fall 2013 issue.
We have prepared an INDEX of prior editions. Click here to examine the contents of each Publication.
Back Issues are available at $2 per issue.
Submit articles, requests, and matters of interest to:
Mary M. Root - Editor
12256 Freeman's Ford Rd.
Remington. VA 22734
(540) 439-2363
e-mail: Mary Root - rootsite@msn.com
 
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