07-29-2006 07-29-2006
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2345 Boston
July 29, 2006 10:00AMCalender

Two Sextants

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 29, 2006 10:00AM


Two Sextants, a lattice-pattern brass sextant by Brandis & Sons Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., No. 6000-5, with 7-inch radius, silvered scale, and telescope, in mahogany case, (lacking mirror); and a ring-pattern sextant by Heath & Co., New Eltham, London, S.E.9, No. L862, with 8-inch radius silvered scale and vernier divided 0-150°, index arm marked Hezzanith, mirror, filters and two telescopes, in mahogany case with U.S. Naval Observatory eccentricity correction certificate, dated 1944.
Estimate $400-600


Brooklyn, Brandis & Sons Inc., London, Heath & Co., U.S. Naval Observatory