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SEXTANTS, OCTANTS & other NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS for sale
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An antique nautical octant with an “A frame” in its original mahogany case, with a accessories and signed on the arc by Lewis Woolf, South Castle St., Liverpool. The sextant is in good working condition and, although cosmetically suffering from some age marks, there is plenty of original lacquer left. The arc is engraved on silver, as is the vernier and the vernier has a swinging magnifier or microscope. As far as I can tell, the mirrors are original. The mahogany shaped handle on the reverse is sound and scale clamp is in good working order. The sextant comes with telescopic sight. The case also contains a brass capped steel lever and a mirror adjustment tool. The silver scale is calibrated -5 to 125 degrees. The instrument has three horizontal shades and four vertical shades and measures 8 ½ inches overall with an arc of some 6 inches. The instrument and it's accessories are housed in the fitted mahogany carrying case which has brass hinges and latches. This octant is a good example of the development of octants over the Victorian period and in good condition for its age. - £495
small vintage portable yacht or boat compass gimballed in a fine mahogany
case. The compass card is just 2 inch diameter, has all the cardinal points
and the 360 scale around the edge. “North” is indicated by the trademark for
Wilcox, Crittenden & Co, Middletown, USA. The
underside of the compass bowl is embossed with “MADE IN USA”. This liquid
filled compass is in good working order and makes a fine display. -
Mirrors, filters, and other "breakables" available for Huson type sextants circa WWII.
last updated 23/11/2012
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