Brass framed sextant fitted with artificial horizon.

Made:
1914-1918 in London
maker:
Cary and Porter Limited
Marine sextant, 6in., with gravity ball horizon, by Cary, London. No.28. Top semi-plan view. White background Marine sextant, 6in., with gravity ball horizon, by Cary, London. No.28. Front three quarter view. White background Marine sextant, 6in., with gravity ball horizon, by Cary, London. No.28. Detail view. White background Marine sextant, 6in., with gravity ball horizon, by Cary, London. No.28. Front three quarter view. White background

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Marine sextant, 6in., with gravity ball horizon, by Cary, London. No.28. Top semi-plan view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Marine sextant, 6in., with gravity ball horizon, by Cary, London. No.28. Front three quarter view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Marine sextant, 6in., with gravity ball horizon, by Cary, London. No.28. Detail view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Marine sextant, 6in., with gravity ball horizon, by Cary, London. No.28. Front three quarter view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brass framed marine sextant, 6-inch radius, with polished limb scale and gravity ball artificial horizon, by Cary, Porter Limited, London, England, 1914-1918. The index arm is fitted with racked pinion action index arm.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1956-239
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), cork, glass, ivory, steel (metal) and synthetic rubber
type:
sextant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Central Navigation & Control School (RAF)