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WW II U.S. NAVY MK II SEXTANT ~ NO CASE
U.S. NAVY MK II SPECIFICATIONS:
Measuring Range: -5 to 145 degrees
Tested to +/- 20 arc seconds
Telescope: 3 x 26
mm Coated optics
Frame: Aluminum with black enamel paint and white numbers
Micrometer Drum and Vernier Scale: reads to 6 arc seconds
Index Mirror: 44 x 34 mm with spare
Horizon Mirror: 28 x 21 mm
4 for index mirror
for horizon mirror
sextant: 2.5 lbs
| Rising piece and
| Near perfect index
BRIEF HISTORY OF DAVID WHITE: David
White did a lot of military work during WW2 and was one of the principal manufacturers of Navy MK II sextants.
After the War, they were not able to adjust to a normal business economy and did not develop substitute parodists. Consequently,
they were forced to down size as the markets changed to peacetime production. Their work force was a ready pool
of talent was available to SII. In 1958 or earlier, Scientific Instruments, also of Milwaukee purchased the inventory
of MK II parts as well as several pieces of machinery including a collimator from David White, and hired some of their
employees. Scientific Instruments never built the Mk II, but did manufacture various spare parts and did repairs
over the years. They picked up on the heritage of their neighbor, and became a government contractor on the Navy's successor
sextant the MK III.
This is fine sextant in excellent condition and is backed by our guarantee of satisfaction.
DOES OUR OPINION COUNT:We are one of the few company's still selling navigation instruments that know anything about them. For purposes of judging
whether my opinion counts, Joel was the editor of the chapter on sextants of the 1977 Edition of "Bowditch", The
American Practical Navigator, NAVPUB 9; a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Navigation Symposium Board, 1975 -1978; the author
of a book on marine sextants, Cornell Maritime Press,1975, and the founding president of Nautech Maritime Corporation which
partnered with Tamaya of Japan in the introduction of the MS 733 Spica, the MS 833, Jupiter, MS 933 Venus sextants and the
famous NC-2 navigation computer, in the U.S. market. He also am a retired Master Mariner, and held a U.S. Navy "D"
Qualification as a Senior Skipper - Oceans. From 1995 until 2001, Joel served as a Varsity Offshore Coach at the U.S.
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UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without
damage, within five days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only
a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer if the
error is due to our fault.
International buyers welcome, but must inquire first. We have satisfied
customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland,
Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway,
Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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