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A.S. Aloe Company Brass Engineers Surveyor Tool, Transit, with Wooden Box, St. Louis, Missouri, Patented 1917

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A.S. Aloe Company Brass Engineer's Surveyor's Tool, Transit, with Wooden Box, St. Louis, Missouri, Patented 1917. All of the optics work well. The box has a few cracks from where the hinges are located and a chunk of wood is missing on the back right side of the lid which can be seen in the last picture. The box measures 13 3/4" long, 8 1/2" tall and 5 3/4" deep.

In the early 1900’s, A.S. Aloe & Company was the largest supplier of surveying and mathematical equipment in St. Louis and was probably the largest west of the Mississippi River. The company founder, Albert Sidney Aloe was born in 1841 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He and his parents immigrated to New York city when Albert was a child. Albert led an adventurous life sailing around Cape Horn, working as a deck hand, then on to San Francisco and South America. By 1860 he returned to the United States and settled in St. Louis Missouri. In 1863, he married and had four sons. In 1885 Albert established A.S. Aloe & Company. This company name would last 76 years and through two following generations of Aloes.

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