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Code 6608
EUR 1800.00
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EUR 1800.00
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1590761208Code 6608 Vintage sextantBurnished brass sextant from the second half of the 19th century and placed in its beautiful original mahogany wood box shaped like the instrument, complete with a key lock with hinges and brass hooks. Flap and vernier made of silver, ebony handle, 3 colored glasses for the fixed mirror and 4 for the movable one, three telescopes, a microscope for reading the vernier, graduated from or to 150 °, pin key for adjustments, magnification lens, index and horizon mirror. A label printed by engraving on copperplate, placed inside the lid of the box, highlights the name of the manufacturer W.F. Cannon, an important manufacturer of sextants and navigational instruments, active around the mid-nineteenth century, located on Shadwell Street in London. On the outer lid of the box a silver-plated brass label has the name P.N. Jeppson Skillinge. Box 30.3x24.7 h 12.5 cm. Excellent condition and fully functional, complete with made-to-measure wooden and brass base.

A sextant is an optical instrument used in astronomic navigation for measure the height of a star on the horizon, for obtain geographical co-ordinates about ship. It is circular 60° sector shaped, the sixth part of circumference, that gives name to instrument.

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