COOMBES CLASS A VERNIER SEXTANT

COOMBES CLASS A VERNIER SEXTANT

£660 GBP

FINE TURN OF THE CENTURY THREE RING SEXTANT SIGNED: J COOMBES. OPTICIAN & INSTRUMENT MAKER, DEVONPORT. COMPLETE WITH WIDE ANGLE ERECT TELESCOPE, LONG INVERTED TELESCOPE WITH TWO EYE PIECES WITH CROSS HAIRS & DOUBLE CROSS HAIRS, BOTH INTACT, TWO FILTER CAPS & ADJUSTING PIN. SILVER SCALE & VERNIER READING TO 10" SECONDS OF ARC. I BELIEVE THESE COOMBES THREE RING FRAMED SEXTANT ARE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY ON THE MARKET IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY & BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETH C. QUALITY FEATURES ALL TELESCOPES, EYE PIECES & FILTER CAPS ARE NUMBERED IN THIS CASE 6739, FINE BOXWOOD HANDLE WITH IVORY RECORDER FOR READINGS, NO ERRORS ON THE ENTIRETY OF THE ARC. MAHOGANY DOVETAILED BOX WITH SUNKEN MILITARY CHEST BRASS HANDLE & N.P.L. CERTIFICATE DATER 1904. BOX 10.1/2"x 10" x 5" inches. BOX & SEXTANT ENGRAVED: G. L. DAVIDSON R.N. THE ORIGINAL OXIDIZED & LACQUER FINISH IS EXCELLENT.

Circa

1900

Category: Navigational instruments

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SHIPPING VIA UPS, FEDEX ETC. FULLY TRACKED.  Contact Email:  m.jreaD@btinternet.com

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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: michaelread060@gmail.com

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