Artifact Details

Title

Sextant

Catalog Number

B69.80

Type

Physical object

Date

undated

Manufacturer

Heath and Co. Ltd.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 54106 Handwritten on label on inside of box
Other number 56153 Handwritten on label on inside of box
Other number M-1154 Handwritten on label on inside of box
Serial number 707648 On the brassscale on the left hand side

Dimensions

7 x 14 x 12 1/4 in. (box)

Description

Sextant (appears complete with all its fittings) in a wooden box with metal plate (not engraved) on the lid and metal handels on the side. Inside the lid is a certificate from the National Physical Laboratory in England certifying the sextant and signed by J.Z. Petanel.

Category

Pre-computer/other

Collection Title

Gwen Bell artifact and book collection

Series Title

Pre-computing artifacts

Lot Number

B69.80