FINE  SEXTANT BY COX. PLYM. DOCK.

FINE SEXTANT BY COX. PLYM. DOCK.

£2,200 GBP.

VERY GOOD GOLD LACQUERED DIAMOND FRAMED SEXTANT SIGNED BY WILLIAM CHARLES COX. PLYMOUTH DOCK. PLYMOUTH DOCK BECAME DEVONPORT IN 1823

Circa

1810

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Navigational instruments

Description

LARGE SUBSTANCIAL SEXTANT, FINE QUALITY COMPLETE WITH ACCESSORIES COMPRISING OF SIGHTING TUBE, ERECTING TELESCOPE, LONG INVERTING TELESCOPE WITH CROSS HAIRS, COLOURED FILTER CAP, DETACHABLE READER, ADJUSTING PIN, HORN MAGNIFIER & SCREWDRIVER ALL CONTAINED IN ORIGINAL MAHOGANY KEYSTONE CASE. PLYMOUTH DOCK PREDATES DEVONPORT, INSTRUMENTS BY COX AT PLYMOUTH DOCK ARE EXTREMELY RARE. PLEASE NOTE UNUSUAL SILVER SCALE, DOESN’T RUN TO THE ENDS OF THE ARC. RADIUS 8.1/2″INCHES. THE SILVER SCALE  MINUS 2 DEGREES TO 139 DEGREES DIVIDED IN 15 MINUTE DIVISIONS, VERNIER READING TO 15″ SECONDS OF ARC. Contact Email:  m.jread@btinternet.com

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GB MikeRead

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. 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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