Pocket box sextant, made by Negretti and Zambra, Fleet Street, City of London, England, 1850-1880. Consists of two circular lacquered brass plates with lid that acts as a handle when used (contains paper table of natural tangents to a base of 100). Fitted with Inlaid silver 131° scale (-5° to 165°) 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.
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- box sextant
- furnishing and equipment
- measuring device - instrument
- pocket sextant
- On loan from the Wellcome Trust
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