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Brass 8 1/2-inch Radius Sextant by J. Sewill

Auction:
2314
Lot:
600
Sold for:
$470$400

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

Description:

Brass 8 1/2-inch Radius Sextant by J. Sewill, South Castle St., Liverpool, with silvered scale divided 150-0, index arm with tangent-screw vernier, clamp and magnifier, ebony handle, three telescopic sights, mirror, magnifier and seven shades, in shaped dovetailed mahogany case with early label of Samuel Thaxter & Son, No. 125 State St., Boston depicting a sailor with octant.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Samuel Thaxter, sailor , Celestial navigation, Measuring instruments, Octant, Sextant, Tangent