12-inch Ebony Octant by Gedney King & Son
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
12-inch Ebony Octant by Gedney King & Son, Boston, Massachusetts, the painted oak keystone case with 5 x 3 in. printed label stating Gedney King & Son, Nautical Instrument Makers, No. 3 Broad Street, Boston holding the instrument with ribbed brass index arm, bone scale vernier with thumb screw adjustment and locking, inset bone scale calibrated 0-95 degrees, vacant central inset plaque, 3 in. brass tube sighting scope, horizon and index mirrors, sun shades, wooden handle and three brass feet.
Brass in old lacquered surface, no missing elements or replacements on instrument, box in "as found" condition with small missing element to the bottom, and lid, reglued, leather strap ripped.