Box Sextant

1977/001

2 in box sextant with telescopic sight

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Description

2 in box sextant with telescopic sight reading to 1 minute of arc. A swiveling arm with a single lens magnifier is attached.

Used for measuring horizontal angles often in conjunction with ranging rods where the accuracy of a theodolite is not required.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1977/001

Item Type

Short Description

Box Sextant

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1900

Sub-items

Black leather case

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

Engraved "Elliott Brothers 56 Strand London"

Dimensions (mm)

Sextant: 80(dia) x 60. Telescope: 66(L) x 17(dia).

Donor

Date Donated

December 1977

Materials

Brass and glass

Condition

Good

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