Vintage Sextant J.Scott London Solid Brass Pocket 5" Sextant Handmade Gift

Category Antiques Maritime Maritime Navigational Instruments

Current price $19.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Lakewood, New Jersey 087** US

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Quantity available 1

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Seller antiquemart2020 (4)

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Primary Material Brass, Glass, Leather, Wood

Maker Handmade

Original/Reproduction Antique Reproduction

Type Sextant

Time Period, War Cold War

Military Branch Marina Militare

Country/Region Of Origin United States

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A sextant is an instrument that measures the angle between two objects that are visible. Primarily, it is used to measure the angle between a celestial body and the horizon, a process normally known as sighting the object or taking a sight. The angle measured and the time at which it was measured is then used to identify the location of the user on the grid map of the world. Thus sextants are basically navigational tools and have been successfully used by seaman and even other travelers over the years. The most common process of this is to sight the sun at noon to find the latitude of one's location.
* * * * SIZE:-
* * LONG- 12CM,
* * WIDE- 11.5CM &
* * HT- 6CM

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