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Lacquered-Brass Box Sextant with Presentation Engraving

Auction:
2314
Lot:
559
Sold for:
$441$375

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Lacquered-Brass Box Sextant with Presentation Engraving, by Troughton & Simms, London, with silvered scale divided 0-140, vernier index arm with magnifier, pinhole sight, filter and reflector (no telescope), the lid engraved Awarded to Gent. Cadet James B. Edwards for Proficiency in Surveying., R.M. Academy, December, 1852, dia. 2 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

London, R.M. Academy, James B. Edwards, Celestial navigation, Engraving, Measuring instruments, Sextant, Troughton, Troughton & Simms, Vernier, Switzerland