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Two Sextants

Auction:
2345
Lot:
47
Sold for:
$646$550

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

Description:

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

Keywords

Brandis & Sons Inc., Brooklyn, London, Heath & Co., U.S. Naval Observatory, Celestial navigation, Measuring instruments, Reflecting instrument, Sextant, Telescope, Telescope types, Telescopes