LARGE ENGLISH 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY QUADRANT WITH BOXWOOD TRANSVERSAL SCALE

LARGE ENGLISH 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY QUADRANT WITH BOXWOOD TRANSVERSAL SCALE

£2,500 GBP

VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF A MID 18TH CENTURY LONDON MADE QUADRANT (OCTANT) INLAID BOXWOOD SCALE 0 TO 90 DEGREES IN 20' DIVISIONS, READING TO 2' OF ARC WITH THE TRANSVERSALS BY THE FIDUCIAL EDGE ON THE INDEX ARM.THE 2 INTERCHANGABLE FILTERS ARE RED, FORE SIGHT & BACK SIGHT, THE THREE MIRRORS ARE DOVETAILED IN THE SLIM BRASS SHROUDS RATHER THAN THE USUAL PRESSURE SCREWS, I BELIEVE THIS TO BE AN EARLY FEATURE, THREE TUDOR ROSES AT EACH END OF THE BOXWOOD SCALE. LOVELY PATINA, PROBABLY MADE BY ADAMS, COLE OR GOATER. 18" RADIUS.

Circa

1750

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Navigational instruments

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SHIPPING FULLY TRACKED BY UPS, FEDEX, ETC,     Contact Email: michaelread060@gmail.com

                IVORY REGISTRATION NUMBER     NNFDX7EC

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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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