FINE SEXTANT OF SMALL PROPORTIONS

FINE SEXTANT OF SMALL PROPORTIONS

£780 GBP

DIAMOND FRAME SMALL RADIUS SEXTANT SIGNED: H. W. G. CRAUFORD. LONDON

Circa

1870

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Navigational instruments

Description

VERY GOOD ENGLISH SEXTANT OF SMALL SIZE IN BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY CASE IN WONDERFUL CONDITION. ( 8.1/2″ x 8″ x 4.1/4″ ) COMPRISING OF PINHOLE SIGHTING TUBE, ERECTING SCOPE, INVERTING SCOPE WITH TWO EYEPIECES ( THE SEXTANTS SIGHTING TUBE/TELESCOPES ARE OF SMALLER SIZE, 5/8″ dia ), TWO FILTER CAPS, HORN MAGNIFIER & ADJUSTER PIN. THE SEXTANT IS 5.1/4″ RADIUS. THE SILVER SCALE IS DIVIDED IN 10 MINUTE DIVISIONS, VERNIER READING TO 10″ SECONDS OF ARC. PLEASE NOTE THE UNUSUAL CIRCULAR GLASS LIGHT DEFUSER ON THE INDEX ARM READER. PLEASE SEE IMAGES FOR COMPARISON WITH MILLER & ADIE & HUGHES SEXTANTS.  THE MAKER: H. W. G. CRAUFORD. SEEMS TO BE UNRECORDED .                                            Contact.  m.jead@btinternet.com

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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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