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12-inch Ebony Octant by Gedney King & Son

Auction:
2502
Lot:
519
Sold for:
$474$400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $500-700

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.

Keywords

Ebony Octant, Massachusetts, Nautical Instrument, Nautical Instrument Makers, Brass, Brass instruments, Celestial navigation, Measuring instruments, Octant