Box type pocket sextant.

1845-1850 in Fleet Street
Troughton and Simms Limited

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Pocket box sextant, made by Troughton and Simms, Fleet Street, City of London, England, 1845-1850. Consists of two circular lacquered brass plates with lid that acts as a handle when used. Fitted with Inlaid silver 131° scale (-5° to 145°) with 30' divisions and a silver vernier (1' div.). The index arm is rotated by a milled knob on the upper plate with two filter shades (red & green) operated by lever. The index glass is fixed with adjustment for the horizon glass. Fitted with magnifier (single lens) on hinged 40 mm swivel arm and choice of a large and a small pinhole sight but telescope missing.


Object Number:
brass and glass
box sextant
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • sextant
  • pocket sextant
Barnard, L.

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