Victorian sextant in its original mahogany veneered case. The sextant is brass with a silvered gauge with the degrees on it and a very stylish ebonised grip. There is a Glasgow makers label on the actual sextant which looks like ‘A.Debbie Glasgow’ who would have been the maker of the piece. It has a movable arm which is lockable. The glass prism is mounted and framed. There are various other adjustable and coloured lenses for eye protection. There are 3 in circular casings and 4 in rectangular cases with rounded ends. There are 3 different lenses which can be interchanged - one of the lenses is cracked. All the movable pieces have good action, there is no corrosion. The case has four different retailers labels – a brass one inside the case ‘James Murray, Calcutta’ and 3 paper labels on top of one another inside the lid. The case is mahogany with a brass screw down lid and open dovetails, with some old repairs.
Antiques.co.uk Ref: HFGR5TNB
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Georgian Antiques was founded in 1978 by John Dixon's brother Padriac in a small shop at Jocks Lodge, Meadowbank in Edinburgh, with John joining the business after finishing college in 1981. The business grew so rapidly, they couldn't keep up with their inventory needs. Their goal has been to create a one-stop-shop where designers can complete an entire project from antique lighting to antique furniture to accessories. Scotland's largest antiques warehouse is located in a converted whiskey bond in historic Leith Edinburgh. With 50,000sq ft over five floors we offer a wide range of quality Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture, as well as continental and small decorative items. Our stock is constantly changing.
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