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Berlebach UNI 17 Tripod Ash Wood *Made in Germany

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Berlebach UNI 17 Heavy Duty Ash Wood Tripod with Adjustable Height and Leveling, Made in Mulda, Germany.
This tripod is in terrific shape. It was a Berlebach demonstration unit in an office setting and was never used or abused.
Comes in original box and will be shipped in same box (with a little extra protective material).
Product Description (from Berlebach site):
Light-metal mounting head with leveling ball up to 30 degree tilt and circular bubble, and geared centre column. Centre column length is 50 cm (39 cm adjustment range). Helical gearing on the centre column acts as an automatic column brake. Mounting plate diameter is 89 mm. Mounting thread is 3/8 inch-16. Without leg spread stops. The maximum height given below is that an approximate 20 degree leg spread and with the centre column fully extended.
Weight: 7,50 kg = 16.53 lbs.
Packed length: 99 cm = 39 inches
Minimum height: 53 cm = 21 inches
Maximum height: 181 cm = 71 inches
Load tolerance: 20,00 kg = 44.09 lbs.
Vibration damping: extremely good
Retail $667.77
Buyer pays shipping. I will charge you exactly what shipping costs and nothing more.
Shipping will likely be Fed-Ex. USA & Canada buyers only for shipping reasons.
Original UNI 17 Box.
Smoke-free setting.
Faster vibration and resonance damping than metal tripods with similar weight capacity.
Wood has a number of properties that make it the ideal material for supporting astronomy mounts. Not only does it look fantastic and is warm to the touch (great for cold winter nights under the stars) but Ash wood in particular has excellent vibration damping characteristics, which is why it is used for hammer handles and Berlebach tripods.