Brass framed sextant with stand.

Made:
c. 1795 in London
maker:
J. & E. Troughton

Pillar sextant, 12-inch radius by J. and E. Troughton, London with brass tripod stand.

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Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1931-95 Pt2
Materials:
brass, complete, glass, lead and steel
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 530 x 430 x 310 mm
type:
sextant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Col. A.W. Bentley.

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