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M3coupe4me
22-Mar-2016, 08:54
Hi, folks. This tripod has baffled me for the past few months now. I can't find a manufacturer's mark or label anywhere on it. The only indicators are part numbers that start with an x (ex: "X-80-C-1" and "X-60-L-2"). Another possible indicator is a number "8" stamped on the collar where the legs and head are joined. The tripod does extend to 8'. Also, the handle is bakelite and is integrated into the head. Does anyone have any knowledge about this particular tripod? Thanks.

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Kirk Gittings
22-Mar-2016, 11:54
I believe it is likely to be a converted surveyor's tripod.

M3coupe4me
22-Mar-2016, 12:08
I could see that now that you mention it. They look like they are from two different eras maybe?

Kirk Gittings
22-Mar-2016, 13:17
Surveyor tripods can make decent LF tripods. I used one for years when I was young.

plaubel
22-Mar-2016, 16:41
From here it looks a bit weak for using as a surveyor's tripod ?

Kirk Gittings
22-Mar-2016, 20:14
From here it looks a bit weak for using as a surveyor's tripod ?

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Keith Fleming
22-Mar-2016, 21:06
The green paint gives it something of a military look. Could it be war surplus? On my screen, the paint has a gray-green hue, similar to that seen on some items used by the German army in World War II. So it could be something brought home by a WWII veteran. But I am speculating.

Keith

rossn4
22-Mar-2016, 21:11
There is one up on ebay that supports a large Navy Monocular. It is not mine. They think it is WWII vintage.
Ross

M3coupe4me
24-Mar-2016, 04:38
The green paint gives it something of a military look. Could it be war surplus? On my screen, the paint has a gray-green hue, similar to that seen on some items used by the German army in World War II. So it could be something brought home by a WWII veteran. But I am speculating.

Keith

You know, that's been something I've been wondering about. It looks like the metal underneath is perhaps copper or something kind of shiny. I was curious as to why someone would cover that up with paint. It kind kind of drove me crazy.

M3coupe4me
24-Mar-2016, 04:39
Hi, can you post a link to that? I did a quick search but didn't see anything. Thank you.

rossn4
24-Mar-2016, 06:58
Here is the ebay number. 301526307688

Ross