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VINTAGE BRASS ELLIOTT BROTHERS LONDON ENGLAND SEXTANT OCTANT REFLECTING QUADRANT


WE ARE OFFERING A VINTAGE BRASS ELLIOTT BROTHERS LONDON, ENGLAND OCTANT, SEXTANT REFLECTING QUADRANT

  I AM NOT AN EXPERT IN THESE ITEMS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS. I BELIEVE THIS IS A REPRODUCTION BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY OF THE DETAIL.

THE OCTANT (SEXTANT) IS MARKED: 

ELLIOTT BROS. LONDON

THE OCTANT (SEXTANT) WAS INVENTED IN 1731 BY BOTH THOMAS GODFREY IN PHILADELPHIA AND SIMULTANEOUSLY OR WITHIN THE SAME TIME FRAME IN ENGLAND BY JOHN HADLEY.  BOTH MEN EQUALLY CLAIM AUTHOR's OF THE INVENTION.  ORIGINALLY THE INSTRUMENT WAS KNOWN AS HADLEY'S QUADRANT, AND LATER BECAME KNOWN AS THE OCTANT.  THIS DEVICE IS A REFLECTING MEASURING INSTRUMENT THAT USES MIRRORS TO REFLECT THE PATH OF LIGHT TO THE USER, AND THEREFORE DOUBLES THE ANGLE MEASURED.  USED PRIMARILY IN NAVIGATION, ALLOWS THE INSTRUMENT TO USE A 1/8th CIRCLE ARC TO MEASURE A QUADRANT.  Ref. Wikipedia

THIS SOLID BRASS OCTANT IS SET ON BRASS LEGS WITH A DECORATIVE SPOOLED WOODEN HANDLE, FOR HAND HELD USE OR STATIONARY.  

FEATURES A SCALE DIAL WITH -5 TO 120 DEGREE MARKINGS.  THE DIAL WHICH SPINS MOVING THE LEVER ALONG THE SCALE SPINS FREELY.  THE DIAL HAS MARKINGS OF 0 TO 55.

THE TOP FEATURES A SCOPE WITH REMOVABLE EYE PIECE. FOR CLEANING.  A ROUND MIRROR WITH A SPRING ADJUSTMENT KNOB JUST BEHIND IT.  ALL IN BRASS HOUSINGS. 

ANOTHER HALF GLASS HALF MIRROR WITH A SET OF SQUARE LENSES IN RED, YELLOW, AND BLUE IN BRASS HOUSING ON ONE SIDE, AND A SET OF THE SAME COLOR LENSES ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE IN BRASS ROUND HOUSING. 

EACH OF THE LENSES FLIP UP OR DOWN FOR USE. 

SQUARE COLOR LENSES ARE MARKED:  50 

ROUND COLOR LENSES ARE MARKED:  12 

 THE SCOPE PORTION HAS A REMOVABLE EYE PIECE, WHICH ALSO SERVES TO EXTEND THE SCOPE VIEW AS DESIRED.  SIGHT IS CLEAR AND APPEARS FUNCTIONAL.

TWO BRASS LEGS WITH THE WOOD HANDLE END PIECE SERVING AS THE COMPLETION OF THE TRIPOD BASE.  

OVERALL MEASURES:  9" DEEP X 8 1/2" WIDE X 4" TALL.

THE SCOPE MEASURES:  1" DIAMETER X 2 5/8" LONG AND EXTENDS TO 3 7/8" LONG. 

THE MIRROR AND HALF MIRROR & GLASS MEASURE:  1 5/8" DIAMETER 

THE SQUARE HOUSED COLOR LENSES MEASURE:  1" DIAMETER. 

THE ROUND HOUSED COLOR LENSES MEASURES:  3/4" DIAMETER. 

THE FAN SHAPED BRASS BASE WITH THE -5 TO 120 DEGREE GRID MEASURES:  6 5/8" FROM CENTER TO APEX, AND 8 1/2" FROM POINT TO POINT OF THE GRID LINE (FAN SHAPED EDGE). 

THE BRASS LEGS MEASURE:  1 7/8" LONG.

THE WOODEN HANDLE MEASURES:  5" LONG X 1" DIAMETER

CONDITION:  EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION.  ALL MECHANISMS TURN KNOBS, ETC WORK PERFECTLY.  ALL LENSES & MIRRORS ARE CLEAR WITHOUT CRACKS, OR SCRATCHES THAT I COULD DETECT. 

I HAVE OTHER SIMILAR ITEMS AND ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU, JUST CLICK ON "VIEW SELLER'S OTHER ITEMS" - or - VISIT MY UTIQUES ANTIQUES STORE.

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BUY WITH CONFIDENCE !!!- If you are not satisfied. You may return your item in original package with insurance. Purchase price will be refunded. Shipping & packaging costs are not refunded.

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