Box type pocket sextant.

Made:
1853-1860 in City of Westminster
maker:
Elliott Brothers

Pocket box sextant in leather case, made by Elliott Brothers, City of Westminster, London, England, 1853-1860. Consists of two circular lacquered brass plates (76mm) with lid that acts as a handle when used. Fitted with Inlaid silver scales, the index arm is rotated by a milled knob on the upper plate with two filter shades (red & green) operated by lever. The index glass is fixed with adjustment for the horizon glass. Marked ‘Lt. E.J. Bori, Royal Engineers’.

Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1986-4
type:
box sextant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • sextant
  • pocket sextant
credit:
Broughton, E.G.
status:
Permanent collection

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