Brass Sextant in its Original Oak Wood Box, 1940s For Sale
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Brass Sextant in its Original Oak Wood Box, 1940s

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Brass sextant signed Husun ??Trade Mark and made by Kelvin & Hughes Limited at the end of the 1940s, a company operating for about 250 years and specialized in the creation of nautical instruments; instrument complete with optics and placed in an elegant original square box of oakwood with closing hooks and brass handle. Brass frame with engraved silver goniometric scale recessed into the arch, with scale from 0 to + 130, micrometric adjustment screw with built-in lighting and nonius reading, ebonite handle containing batteries for night lighting, four colored glasses for the fixed mirror and three for the mobile mirror, index and horizon mirror. A label placed inside the lid of the box indicates that the instrument was revised in 1952. Measures: Box 26.5 x 27.5 H 14.5 cm - 10.43 x 10.82 H 5.7 inches. The firm established by Henry Hughes in the 1830s became H. Hughes & Son in 1875, and H. Hughes & Son, Ltd. in 1903. After the merger in 1947 with Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird, Ltd., it became Kelvin & Hughes, Ltd.  

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 5.71 in. x W 10.44 in. x D 10.83 in.H 14.5 cm x W 26.5 cm x D 27.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    LU1020213511932
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