04-20-2018 04-20-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3093M Marlborough
April 20, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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Two 19th Century Ebony Octants

$461$375
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Two 19th Century Ebony Octants, England, each with brass index arm, sighting pinnula, horizon mirror, and sunshade, one marked "E & G. W. Blunt" on the crossbar, housed in the original green-painted oak fitted keyhole case, the other unmarked, with a 16-in. index arm.
Estimate $150-200

split to case


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Keywords

United Kingdom, Celestial navigation, Knowledge, Linguistics, Markedness, Measuring instruments, Octant