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Model # F-2001

Brunton 2001 Conventional Pocket Transit

Brunton 2001 Conventional Pocket Transit

Regular Price: $439.99
  • Accuracy ±1/2 inch
  • 0-90 degrees
  • 1 degree Graduations
  • Alnico II Rare Eath
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Product Description

Brunton F-2001 Conventional Pocket Transit utilizes a more conventional design by employing Alnico ll magnets and a "V" cut sapphire jewel bearing for smooth movement. Traditional suspension offers excellent performance when used within a balancing region. Because the body is die cast aluminum, the Conventional is both accurate and durable.


  • 0-90°
  • Vertical angle measurements to ±90° or 100% grade
  • Precision aligned mirror with convenient "see-through" sighting capability
  • Made in the USA
  • Short and long sights for increased accuracy when sighting azimuth or vertical angles
  • A percent grade scale with increments of 5%
  • Induction dampened needle for quick, accurate readings
  • Cast aluminum body makes the Conventional Pocket Transit nearly indestructible
  • Alnico II magnets for quick magnetic north needle alignment
  • Sapphire jewel bearing allows for smooth needle movement
  • Magnetic declination adjustment allows for east or west declination settings to ±180°
  • Leather case included
  • Ball & socket tripod mount for increased accuracy


Size: 3.1" x 2.8" x 1.3" Body Material: Cast aluminum body
Weight: 6.8 oz. Azimuth Accuracy: ±1/2° with 1° graduations
Vertical Accuracy: within 1/2° with 1° graduations and 10 minute readability Vertical Angle Measurement Range: to +/- 90° or 100% grade
SKU: 080078000010 Country of Orgin: USA


Package Contents

  • Brunton 2001 Conventional Pocket Transit Compass
  • Leather Transit Case

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the accuracy of the Brunton Pocket Transit?
The Brunton Pocket Transit provides 1° resolution. All Brunton Pocket Transits are hand-built and pass a rigorous 100% quality assurance inspection for 1/2° accuracy, both vertically and horizontally.

How do I open my pocket transit?
Rotate the pocket transit so the flat cover side faces up, and the small window is positioned away from you. Unlatch the cover from the base of the transit.

How can I protect my pocket transit mirror?
To protect the mirror while in storage, Brunton recommends placing the pocket transit in the case with the base against the closing snap.

Why are E & W switched on the bottom plate?
The Brunton Pocket Transit is a direct reading compass. The needle points directly to the bearing on the azimuth ring, which is graduated counter-clockwise. There two ways to take a direct reading: 1) point the large sight toward the object, and read the bearing where the 'N' or white tip of the needle points to the azimuth ring, or 2) point the small sight toward the object and read the bearing where the 'S' or black tip of the needle points to the azimuth ring. If the bearing of the object is 45° from true north, for example, the needle will point between N and E on the bottom plate. The bearing will be the same using either method. Try it!

Can I use a transit in different countries?
Yes, you can. If your location is near, or south of the balance lines, the needle on your Brunton Pocket Transit requires special balancing. Contact ASD if you are uncertain or your transit requires special balancing.

What are some differences between Brunton's Pocket Transits?
The Conventional/Commercial aluminum body is not waterproof, while the International aluminum body, the GEO billeted aluminum body, and the ComPro composite (plastic) body are waterproof. Both the Conventional and the International have the long bar, Alnico II magnet. The ComPro and GEO have a round NdFeB rare earth magnet which resists demagnetization better than the Alnico II magnet. The NdFeB magnet also settles slightly faster because the magnet is stronger. The International can be used in a wider range of countries because needle has a lower center of gravity, which reduces needle 'dip.' It is easier to read a bearing on the ComPro & GEO because of the way the north and south tip of the needle is marked (labeled 'N' & 'S' plus a line) for precise measurement. The International and the Conventional have a 'North' pointing needle which is solid white. The GEO incorporates two brand new features. It has a hinge inclinometer with accuracy to 2°. Now a user can sight dip and dip direction at the same time. Also, the hinge is much more durable and can withstand hard use. Brunton offers a lifetime warranty on the GEO, where all of the other Pocket Transits have a 1-year warranty.

How can I protect my pocket transit mirror?
To protect the mirror while in storage, Brunton recommends placing the pocket transit in the case with the base against the closing snap.

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The Brunton Company warrants the Conventional Pocket Transit to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the instrument. Brunton also warrants the Conventional against any damage incurred during use. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser only.

The accompanying registration form must be filled out and received before this warranty will become valid.

Should the product prove defective or need repair, contact Brunton for a Return Authorization Number (RA#). Loss is not covered by this warranty.