I wasn't planning on building this page but then I thought maybe someone would like to know a little more about it. Transits are principally surveying instruments, but they serve a needed purpose in construction for establishing level or plumb structural members as well as angles. They're usually mounted on a tripod, but if I have to explain tripod, I give up. There's a gazillion examples in the cyberworld.

In the below episode, Norm used it to establish the level line for the installation of the Kitchen Cabinets (Episodes 2001–2009). He said he had bought it about 35 years earlier (mid '70s) and from the looks of it, it appears to be a Keuffel & Esser. I also have a K&E transit, but it's not nearly so complex or nice.

Appearances: Episode 2009

Last updated: 5 April 2009