Double box sextant.

Made:
1835-1845 in Strand
designer:
Christopher George

Pocket double box sextant of 2½-inch radius, designed by Captain Christopher George (Trade Mark No.31) with two circular lacquered brass plates and two lids, by the company of, William Cary, Strand, City of Westminster, London, England, 1835-1845. Fitted with two Inlaid silver scales 135° and 123° (-5° to 150°) with 30 arc-minute divisions and a silver vernier with 1 arc-minute divisions and index arms rotated by milled knobs on the upper and lower plates. The index glass is fixed with adjustment for the horizon glass and a single lens magnifier is hinged on a swivel arm (40 mm) with choice of large and small pinholes

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Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1876-988
Materials:
casing, brass, blackened, handle, walnut and lenses, glass
type:
double sextant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • sextant
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • sextant
  • pocket sextant
credit:
Admiralty Hydrographic Department

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