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SEXTANTS, OCTANTS & other NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS for sale
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An antique lattice framed nautical sextant, signed on the arc G.Lee, Portsea. The original calibration certificate is still inside the case lid and dates the instrument to 1896 and a further trade label on the inside of the case relates to H.Hughes selling or servicing the instrument. This 19th century captain’s or, CLASS "A" vernier SEXTANT comes complete with four telescopes and brass capped setting lever, in its fitted case. The fourth (black) telescope is a very rare example pre-dating the later popular wide angled daytime telescope. The sextant has all original finishes, good original (as far as I can tell) index and secondary mirrors and filters and swinging scale magnifier, frosted glass back light to the vernier scale and with boxwood and brass handle on the back. The silver scale is calibrated, -5 to 150 degrees. The sextant has three horizontal shades and four vertical shades, all in good order. The instrument and it's accessories fit into the original fitted, mahogany carrying case which has brass hinges, lock and latches and measures approx. 10x12x5 inches. This sextant is in good original condition allowing for some minor “verdigris” due to its age. A very fine example of this class A lattice frame sextant from the end of the 1800’s. - £595
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.
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