Box Sextant

2017/004

Box sextant in a leather case manufactured by Stanley

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Description

Box sextant in a leather case manufactured by Stanley.

Box sextant is used for observing and setting out angles up to 120°. In principle it is the same as an optical square except that the user can adjust the angle by rotating one of the mirrors. The instrument can be fitted with a small telescope for long distance sightings.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2017/004

Item Type

Short Description

Box sextant in a leather case manufactured by Stanley

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1900

Sub-items

Leather case

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

"Stanley Gt Turnstile London"

Dimensions (mm)

73 (dia) x 40

Donor

Date Donated

February 2017

Materials

Brass and glass

Condition

Fair

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