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Mahogany Cased Brass Sextant

Auction:
2556M
Lot:
876
Sold for:
$237$200

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Auction:
Discovery - 2556M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 28, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Mahogany Cased Brass Sextant, "Henry Hughes & Son Ltd., 59 Fenchurch St. London," the sextant with brass and black finish, mahogany handle, the arc with engraved "H. Hughes & Son Ltd., 59 Fenchurch St. London," and model no. "5110," mounted in a dovetailed mahogany case with ivorine plaque with inscribed maker's mark, the fitted with several eyepieces, the interior cover fitted with a 1904 certificate of examination, (minor cracks on case), instrument size approx. 11 x 11, case ht. 5 3/8, wd. 12, lg. 13 1/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

London, H. Hughes & Son Ltd., Henry Hughes & Son Ltd., inscribed maker, Celestial navigation, Measurement, Measuring instruments, Sextant

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