Full size black enamelled brass sextant with micrometer drum wheel to the arm and ‘quick release’ levers, signed on the arm, ‘C Plath, Hamburg, 1764’ along with the eagle and swastika motif. Plath monograms to the bakelite handle and arc. The instrument is quite clean with damage free shades but the mirrors do have some deterioration. It has a good, clear telescope and everything functions and turns as expected.
In pine case 32 cm x 32 cm which has a split to the front / side.
U.K. POST £12.
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I live in Lancashire (U.K.) and have been a dealer and collector of scientific and nautical instruments for a number of years. My stock has included some fine items from museums and colleges, which were surplus to their requirements. I occasionally purchase some interesting items from abroad, having established some reliable sources.