Brass pillar stand for sextant.

Made:
1845-1855 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Brass sextant stand with lacquered brass column, three folding feet (without box), unsigned, by an unknown English maker, 1845-1855. The counterbalanced swinging mount can be locked into the desired position by a milled screw. The height of the column can be adjusted, as can the length of the arm bearing the counter weight.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1981-842
type:
sextant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Wellcome Trust