Celestial Globe, Star Finder – Hughes, London

Celestial Globe, Star Finder – Hughes, London

Stock Number: GL.1-10

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Making position by observation of stars is done at twilight. With partly cloudy skies it can be difficult to find the right stars. This star globe helps with it.

Circa

1920

Description

Making position by observation of stars is done at twilight. With partly cloudy skies it can be difficult to find the right stars. This star globe helps with it. In the lid of the box there is a paper label with instructions for use. 

The wooden deck box of mahogany is brass-hinged and dovetailed. On the front two clasps for locking with a safety device against unforeseen opening.

The globe is mounted in a brass meridian circle. The brass horizon circle carries a azimuth ring with four vertical quadrants and a cursor.

Date: 1920
HWD case: 28×26,5×26,5 cm   ( 11×10,5×10,5 in)
D globe: 18 cm   (7 in)
Globe signed: THE HUSUN STAR GLOBE, H. Hughes & Son Ltd, London, 1920
Horizon signed: H.H.&S. LTD          No 3232
Origin: England
Condition: very well, in working condition, wear consistent with age and use

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NL ARCHIPEL International Maritime Gallery

Welcome to the catalogue of Archipel International Maritime Gallery, specialist in nautical antiques and collectables.
Archipel International Maritime Galery in the Netherlands, sets itself to maritime objects, globes and sea charts of before 1900. The managing director worked as officer with the mercantile marine and the Royal Navy. As curator he was connected to one of the University Museums in the Netherlands. As seaman and curator he has a lot of knowledge of naval history.

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