brass framed sextant.

Made:
1943-1945
maker:
C Plath

Black-lacquered sextant with brass frame and scale limb, bakelite handle in fitted wooden box, unsigned but thought to be made by Carl Plath, Hamburg, Germany, 1943-1945. Consists of polished 125° scale (-5° to 125°), 1° divisions with white plastic drum micrometer measuring to 30”, four filter shades (all grey). Sextant marked with eagle and swastika while the case has a locking mechanism to secure the instrument along with a certificate of examination by the Kriegsmarine (German navy) dated November 1944.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1946-236
type:
sextant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Tactical and Staff Duties Division