~FINE BOX SEXTANT WITH TELESCOPE-ELLIOTT, HOLBORN, LONDON, 1830~
295 GBP ($395 USD) + postage
A fine, all brass box sextant by Elliott, Holborn, London with dual peep and telescopic sighting methods c.1830.
80 x 35 mm. (excluding telescope)
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A fine, all brass box (lifeboat) sextant by William Elliott c.1830. Early roping (knurling ) of the brass knobs and edges of the instrument and cover. Perfect optics of the telescopic eyepiece (also has a peep sight) with petite eyepiece sliding dust cover. Silver scale runs out to 150 degrees, hinged magnifier, dual light filters (green and red), all mirrors perfect and intact. This instrument pre-dates the formation of the Elliott & Sons Company (1850) but by the construction is very early, after the move to High Holborn in 1827. No issues with the instrument other than it lacks it’s original leather case. 80mm. diameter. Original lacquer.
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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