CARY SEXTANT WITH GOLD SCALE

CARY SEXTANT WITH GOLD SCALE

£2600 GBP

FINE QUALITY NAVAL SEXTANT WITH 140 DEGREE GOLD SCALE

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Navigational instruments

Description

FINE GOLD LACQUERED CLASS. A. SEXTANT BY CARY LONDON NUMBERED 3262 WITH FULL GOLD SCALE & PLATINA VERNIER READING TO 10″ SECONDS OF ARC. LAST TESTED IN 1911. COMPLETE WITH WIDE ANGLE TELESCOPE, LONG INVERTING SCOPE WITH RACK & PINION FOCUSING & TWO EYEPIECES, LIGHT REFLECTOR FOR VERNIER, TWO FILTER CAPS AND ADJUSTING PIN. ORIGINAL MAHOGANY BOX (11″ x 11″ x 5″ ) WITH CARRING HANDLE. THESE GOLD SCALE SEXTANTS BELONGED TO ONLY THE HIGHEST RANKED NAVAL OFFICERS. Email: m.jread@btinternet.com

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GB MikeRead

Mike Read Antique Sciences

Based in Lelant, near St Ives, Cornwall, I have been trading since 1979, buying and selling scientific instruments and nautical antiques. I have exhibited at the London Scientific Fair for 20 years. Over the years I have acquired many rare and wonderful items for the trade and collectors alike. I hope this continues. Mike Read. Email: m.jread@btinternet.com.

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