Having received many applications for Catalogues and
Cuts of our Instruments, we have issued this pamphlet, pending the
preparation of a more complete Catalogue.
We must say, however, that with our superior facilities,
consisting of the latest and most improved machinery and tools, with the
advantages of steam power, large practical and technical experience, we
are enabled to compete with the best makers in quality of work as well
as in prices.
To our patrons who have favored us with their orders we
give our sincerest thanks; and to our patrons, present and future, we
give our word never to cease to have every possible care taken in order
not to allow any instrument to leave our Factory unless we can guarantee
its perfection in every particular; and we say with some complacence
that our Factory has the means to compete with makers of worldwide fame.
We are very confident that hereafter Western Engineers,
Colleges, and other Educational Institutions need not go further for
their instruments; for in prices, as well as in quality, we are enabled
to compete with the oldest and best known factories in the eastern
We do not claim to make a very cheap
instrument; it is a fact well known to us
that there are in the market instruments
made only to sell, and, as to precision,
have nothing but the name.
instruments are sold at prices low enough,, but there is not a surveyor
or engineer who does not know how many are the inconveniences, damages,
and losses of time which are invariably the result of their faulty
experience and pride forbid us to enter into competition with these, but
if our prices are compared with the lists of the best makers, a good
saving is apparent; and as for quality, in order to justify our claim,
we do not hesitate to send our responsible patrons the instruments for
inspection, trial, or comparison, in order to enable them to form their
The suggestions of our patrons will always be cheerfully
accepted as the result of an experience, which, to the constructor,
sometimes may pass unobserved.
One of these suggestions, after careful consideration,
has led us to construct a middle-weight (about 7 pounds) transit, for
mining, mountain and prospecting work, which we really believe is far
superior to anything made for the same purpose to-day. All suggestions
of the experienced engineer, with the careful consideration of the
constructor, cannot fail to give good results, and we are always
sincerely pleased to accept the judgment of those whose experience
qualifies them to give wise counsel.