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    Antique Maritime Sextant, Brass, Admiralty, Naval, Instrument, Victorian c.1900

    Antique Maritime Sextant, Brass, Admiralty, Naval, Instrument, Victorian c.1900

    $680 (approx conversion from £595)

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    About this item

    This is an antique maritime sextant. An English, brass admiralty three circle naval instrument, by J.Coombes of Devonport, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1900.

    Appealing Victorian scientific instrument

    Displays a desirable aged patina

    Brass shows sought after weathering and great patination

    Mahogany box in good order with fine grain interest

    Radius sextant moves around its arc to aid navigation

    Vernier adjustment with pleasingly knurled edges

    Folding UV filters to protect against daytime sunlight

    Broad mahogany handle to base for a secure grip in all weathers

    Inscribed 'J.Coombes. Opticians & Admiralty Agent, Devonport'

    Carry case dressed with fascinating rotating latches

    Supplied with three original viewing scopes

    Some wear to the legend and evidence of a post repair

    Reseller's label to interior reads 'George Lee & Son, Portsmouth

    This antique maritime sextant is an interesting example of Victorian naval instrument manufacture, with appealing brass construction and mechanical detail. Ideal for an office desk or as a display piece for those of a maritime background. Delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

    Dimensions:

    Max Width: 24.5cm (9.75'')

    Max Depth: 22.5cm (8.75'')

    Max Height: 10cm (4'')

    Box Width: 27cm (10.75'')

    Box Depth: 26cm (10.25'')

    Box Height: 12.5cm (5'')

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    Our Ref: 18.6514


    Condition : Presented in good antique condition. Some wear to the legend and evidence of a post repair.
    Materials : Brass, Mahogany
    Origin : English
    Manufacture Date : c.1900

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    Additional Information

    Code

    18.6514

    Dimensions

    W: 24.5cm  (9.6")H: 10cm  (3.9")D: 22.5cm  (8.9")

    Period

    19th Century, Victorian (1837 to 1901)

    Nationality

    English

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