I found a Schneider TT700 transit on Craig's List I couldn't resist buying. It was probably made in the late '80s and seems in good shape and nicely made. I borrowed a much older K&E to do some layout work for my new garage a while back...so this seemed to be useful tool for the price. I guess transits go for next to nothing now, most surveyors I've seen use the electronic theodolites and stations, probably a lot faster and more accurate. Anyway, the TT700 transit has an optical plummet, which not being a surveyor, I've never used. It's a scope mounted in the side of the housing with two mirrors allowing a view out the center bottom of the mount. The mounting thread for the transit is 5/8-11. I need a tripod for it, and after looking at a few in on Ebay, most seem to have a hollow 5/8"-11 center bolt. Is it a reasonable assumption that most any tripod with a hollow 5/8-11 bolt is designed to allow the optical plummet scope to "see" a target under the tripod? Also would be nice if I could find a copy of the manual somewhere...guess I'll call around Monday and see if anyone has ever heard of this unit and has an old manual lying around.
13 years ago