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H. Hughes 9-inch Ebony and Brass Octant

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
286
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

H. Hughes 9-inch Ebony and Brass Octant, 19th century, brass index arm, scale reading 0-100, horizon mirror, and pinnula, all housed in a fitted mahogany case with label reading "H. Highes Optical, Nautical and Mathematical Instrument Maker."
Estimate $150-250


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

Brass Octant, Ebony Octant, Brass instrument, Celestial navigation, Equipment, Horizon, Mahogany, Measuring instruments, Navigation, Octant, Spencer, Browning & Rust