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#3495 "Spencer Browning" - Very Scarce Double Frame Sextant - No. 2829

"SPENCER BROWNING" - VERY SCARCE DOUBLE FRAME SEXTANT - No. 2829

Maker Spencer Browning was one of the most prolific instrument makers of the 18th & 19th Century.  This beauty was made for: "D. McGregor-Greenock & Glasgow".  Made of brass with silver scales and is signed "Spencer Browning & Co , London"- No. 2829.  The original key stone shaped case contains several eye pieces and lenses.
 
Very nice, rare vintage Sextant in outstanding condition for it's age!

Don't miss this one!
 Item # 3495

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#3295 Octant - Frye & Shaw - New York - T-Framed Ebony - Ivory Scales - Brass Fittings - Peep Site - Box Label Marked "Hewitt & Son" - Maker

OCTANT - FRYE & SHAW - NEW YORK - T-FRAMED EBONY- IVORY SCALES - BRASS FITTINGS - PEEP SITE - BOX LABLE MARKED "HEWITT & SON" - MAKER

Early "T" ebony Octant  with Ivory Scales, name plaque and brass fittings.
Octant was made by: "FRYE & SHAW, NEW YORK" American  made.
Seldom found with double Peep sites - early 1800's.
Label in box shows seller as: "HEWITT & SON- NEW YORK"
A very nice boxed Octant
 Item # 3295

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#3990 Heath & Co Ltd, New Etham, London Fabulous Sextant with "Hezzanith", Endless Tangent Screw Clamp

HEATH & CO LTD, NEW ETHAM, LONDON FABULOUS SEXTANT WITH "HEZZANITH", ENDLESS TANGENT SCREW CLAMP

This fabulous sextant was made for: "G. FALCONER & CO . LT, HONG KONG."  Made of brass and silver scales.  Most unique is its "Hezzanith", endless tangent screw automatic clamp.  Housed in its 12 1/2" x11 1/2" x 5 1/4" great carrying case with recessed brass handle. The original case contains several eye pieces, mirrors, etc. Has several paper labels, 1 of maker John Bliss & a certificate of examination dating circa 1920.  It features a clever sextant unit quick release mechanism, pressing a brass button.  Name plate plaque top outside center of box.

A great collector's find!!
 Item # 3990

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#1352 Wareen-Knight USN Three-Arm Protractor

WARREN-KNIGHT USN
THREE-ARM PROTRACTOR

Warren-Knight USN Three-Arm Protractor in wood case. In absolutely awesome condition, this beauty has a paper label attached to the lid of its beautiful wood box, "Warren-Knight Co., Philadelphia, Instrument No. 6678." A metal tag attached to the outside of the box says, "Protractor, Three-Arm, Metal, Right-Handed." In magnificent condition!

 Item # 1352

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#5636 VINTAGE OCTANT-C.C. HUTCHINSON.BOSTON

Vintage OCTANT SIGNED: "C.C. HUTCHINSON. BOSTON"

Main body 11" x  8 3/4" - Ebony inlaid with Ivory veneer scale-100'-0', 11" long arm.  Marked, "C.C. HUTCHINSON. BOSTON", on the ivory name plate is in very good overall condition. Made of Ebony, Ivory Scales and brass fittings.  American instruments of this period are scarce!
Housed in its 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 4 1/4" box
- Split in wood bottom, lid has makers label which reads:
"Chas C. Hutchinson"
"Nautical Surveying Instruments"
Charts- Books-
126 Commercial Street- Boston.


Features a peep site, not a scope like later octants.  The mirror appears to be cracked, however it is the silvering in back that gives that appearance, common with units this old.

Great for your nautical collection!
Item # 5636
#0547 "GE" Taffrail Log

WW II ALL BRASS "GE" TAFFRAIL LOG

Here one of the rarest WW2 U S Navy items -- a "GE" Taffrail Log stamped with the low number 1461, polished and lacquered to perfection. Complete with the polished rail mount, ready to mount on the wall or on wood mount for table use. The porcelain white face is mounted on copper and is marked "GE" above the Taffrail Log. The unit was mounted as you probably know on the Aft Rail of the ship. Trailing behind the ship a brass Spinner attached by a long line to the unit activated the heavy brass rotor fly wheel, which in turn registered the nautical miles and 10th of miles on the dials of the clock-like unit mounted under the faceplate. The hinged face plate can be opened so the trip meters can be reset to zero. Don't miss this one !

POR( $598.00)

Item # 0547
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Taffrail Log - "Bliss"

TAFFRAIL LOG - "JOHN BLISS & CO"

This is an old timer, one of the early model taffrail logs made by John Bliss circa 1900's. John Bliss was one of our premier instrument makers. This unit has a porcelain face with 3 dials that register different increments of distance traveled. The top of the porcelain face is marked with the maker's name: "John Bliss & Co Taffrail Log, New York U.S.A." We offer this in "as found" condition, with a lovely patina. A great decor item!

 Item # 1280
Price: $398.00

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 Antique Parallel Rule

ANTIQUE PARALLEL RULE

An antique parallel rule, made out of ivory, from the 19th century. Folded it is 6" long, extended it is 9.5" long. Quite beautiful and very rare.

 Item # 0232
Price: $475.00

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 Parallel Rule -- WW II - British

ROYAL NAVY PARALLEL RULE WW II

A World War II British Navy all brass rolling parallel ruler, marked with the traditional Royal Navy arrow and "Patt. 160100." Housed in its own box, it weighs 3 lbs. and is 18" x 2.3".

 Item # 0237
Price: $350.00 

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#2008 Sikes Hydrometer by Loftus 

SIKES HYDROMETER SET BY W. R. LOFTUS

English Sikes hydrometer set by W. R. Loftus in beautiful 3.75" x 8.25" X 2.25" Mahogany box. Makers name inlaid in middle of box lid: "Sikes' Hydrometer - Loftus- 312 Oxford St. London." Dates from the 4th quarter of the 19th century. The 6" long brass float and its complete set of 10 weights are all serial numbered Loftus no. 4275. The original thermometer is mounted on a bone plate, also signed " W. R. Loftus, Ltd", London.W. Inside the case is a brass float that may be fitted with weights calibrated in percent alcohol. This is used with the scaled mercury thermometer to determine the specific contents of spirits tested. The ship master used this instrument to check the salinity of the seawater by specific gravity, because as his vessel sailed from warm tropical waters to colder northern waters its buoyancy supposedly increased, thus allowing him to take on more cargo. Very collectible.

 Item # 2008

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#2016 Sikes Hydrometer by Buss 

SIKES HYDROMETER by BUSS of LONDON

Sikes hydrometer by Buss of London, displayed in a finely inlaid mahogany box which reads "Sikes Hydrometer-Buss-48 Hatton Garden-London" with 2 lions holding a royal shield above. The 7" brass float and its complete set of 10 weights are all serial numbered no. 26980 and marked with the maker's name Buss. The thermometer appears to have been replaced and on the bone plate bears the maker's name Joseph Long Ltd, London. Size is 8" x 3.75" x 2". Used to determine the specific gravity of liquids. The Ship Master used this instrument to check the salinity of the seawater, because as his vessel sailed from warm tropical waters to colder northern waters its buoyancy supposedly increased, thus allowing him to take on more cargo. A very fine item worth collecting

 Item # 2016
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#5629 VINTAGE 1830'S BRITISH OCTANT

VINTAGE 1830'S  BRITISH OCTANT

One of the finest, this circa 1830's octant - made with ebony/ivory and brass, all filters and lenses are in great working condition.  The mahogany triangular box it is housed in is in A-1 condition.  The inside lid is marked with a label that reads as follows:
"GEORGE LEE & SON,"
From Whitbread London Manufactures of Mathematical
Optical & Nautical Instruments.
To The Honorable Corporation of the TRINITY HOUSE
R.N. COLLEGE & THE ADMIRALTY
Ordnance Row, the Hard
PORTSEA

GREAT  COLLECTORS ITEM!
Item # 5629

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#5617 Vintage  British  Sextant-decorator

Vintage British Sextant

Housed in 10 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 4 3/4 box, which looks like it has seen a lot of use - Top lid has a split and well as the bottom.  Handle and both latches are present and working.  The sextant is signed above the veneer: MAKER TO THE ADMIRALTY. below: J.SEWILL.61 So. Castle St. Liverpool & Corn Hill London. Scale L-130'-R.0. Inside label marked: MAX KUNER CO, Nautical Instruments-Chronometers  & Watchmakers Agents US Government Charts - 804 1st Ave, Seattle.  Needs to have some work; telescope stuck does not adjust, arm does not move all the way to the right, however it makes a great decoration item.
Item # 5616

SOLD

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