An interesting and fine sextant signed ‘made by Heath & Co Ld. London for Hutchinson & Jackson Sunderland’. Brass blacked ladder frame type with 8 inch scale with silver inset divided to 150 degrees. Braced index arm with hinged platform magnifier to vernier with screw clamp and sun shade. Treaded sighting tube port, seven shades, two mirrors. Beautiful ivory handle with hole to fix the instrument to the original pillar and tribach stand. The stand has two counter-weights which allows the sextant to be adjusted to any position. The sextant aswell the pillar and stand can be stored in the original mahogany storage box, which also contains all related accessories like sighting tubes.
The whole in good condition.
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Kraker Antiek is a small, cozy and open-minded company in Amsterdam. Bert Kraker offers a collection of authentic, original, rare and quality objects.
With over 20 years of experience in the arts and antiques trade, one of my main specialties is antique scientific instruments. I formerly worked in association with Jaap Mennink, from whom I have learned to use all my senses actively in the trade.
I also work as a consultant for several international collectors and auction houses. And I am always interested in purchasing good quality (scientific) items, and evaluations and expertise offers.
Travelling extensively around the globe with a skilled and critical eye, Kraker Antiek offers an eclectic collection of scientific- and nautical instruments, natural history artefacts and collectors items. The collection is found on my website www.krakerantiek.nl and can be seen in my store at De Hallen in Amsterdam.
In order to find suitable objects, intensive desk- and field research is applied. Over the years I have acquired a comprehensive library about scientific instruments to this end. Expert views from colleagues are consulted if necessary to ensure the quality and authenticity of the stock.
Please contact me if you have any questions about any of my items offered on Fleaglass or visit www.krakerantiek.nl for a complete view on the stock.