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