BRISTOL OCTANT BY J BLAIR

BRISTOL OCTANT BY J BLAIR

£420 GBP

EBONY & BRASS 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH OCTANT SIGNED: J. BLAIR BRISTOL WITH ERECTING TELESCOPE & SIGHTING TUBE, IVORY SCALE DIVIDED -2 DEGEES TO 109 DEGREES, IN 20 MINUTE DIVISIONS, VERNIER READING TO 1 MINUTE OF ARC, IN ORIGINAL MAHOGANY KEYSTONE BOX. RADIUS 9.1/2" INCHES. JOHN BLAIR WAS RECORDED IN BRISTOL FROM 1829. THERE IS AN OLD REPAIR ON THE BACK OF THE FRAME. THERE'S REMNANTS OF AN OLD AMERICAN TRADE LABEL IN THE BOX LID: BIGGS & BROTHERS. 1 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.
IVORY EXEMPTION NUMBER VUZYDG1Y

Circa

Ca.1840

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

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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. Over the years I have acquired many rare and wonderful items for the trade and collectors alike. I hope this continues. Mike Read. Email: [email protected]

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