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    Old Sextant pictures
    From: Jeremy C
    Date: 2008 Jul 22, 11:27 EDT
    Im not quite sure how to make a new post with attachments, so I am going to try and see if this works.
     
    I was at the Long Island (NY, USA) Maritime Museum and a local nautical antiques dealer (www.greatsouthbay.com) had a number of items on display.  Included in this array were several sextants from the second decade of the 20th century, one quintant (175 deg total) and one octant.  I was interested in seeing that the sextants didn't have micrometer drums but rather magnifiers to read the tiny engraved markings on the arcs.  I wasn't allowed to touch them, but did take some photographs for the list to look at and comment.
     
    There are more pictures and prices on their website.  I see that he lists his quintant as a "pentant".
     
    I did ask at the museum about navigation, but they were more concerned with oyster and clam boats then navigation.
     
    Jeremy
     
    Ebony/Ivory Octant c 1830
     
     
     
    I think this is the German Quintant
     
    Jeremy




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