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Spencer, Browning & Rust 12-inch Ebony Octant

Auction:
3053T
Lot:
1053
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
Discovery - 3053T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 15, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Spencer, Browning & Rust 12-inch Ebony Octant, London, 19th century, engraved bone scale reading from 0-95 with initials 'SBR' in the center, brass index arm, vernier marked 0-20, and thumbscrew, sighting pinnula, mirror magnifier, and sun shades, cross-arm bone boss engraved as above.
Estimate $20-200


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Ebony Octant, Celestial navigation, Engraving, Equipment, Geography, Knowledge, Measuring instruments, Octant, Spencer, Browning & Rust, Vernier, London

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