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WW II U.S. NAVY MK II SEXTANT
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
Horizon Mirror: 28 x 21 mm
Adjustable Polaroid for index
mirror from light to dark Grey
Adjustable Polaroid for horizon mirror from light to dark Grey
Illumination: None fitted
Weight sextant: 2 Lbs 10 3/4 Oz's
Case 11 1/2" X 11" X 5 1/2" Weight in case 7 Lbs 4 oz.
| Adjustable Polaroid
| One Grey
dot on horizon mirror||
| 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
along with the Pioneer Division of Bendix Aviation and Ajax Engineering Co. After the War, David White was not able to
adjust to a normal business economy and did not develop substitute products. Consequently, they were forced to down size as
the markets changed to peace time production. Their work force was a ready pool of talent 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.
See our example of a 1916 Navy Brandis which is for sale. http://landandseacollection.com/id833.html
This is fine sextant in excellent condition and is backed by our
No Nonsense Guarantee of satisfaction.
DOES OUR OPINION COUNT: We are one of the few company's still selling navigation instruments that know anything about them or have actually
relied on them at sea. 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 is also a retired
Master Upon Oceans, 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. Naval Academy.
FLT RATE SHIPPING to 48 contiguous States $20.00.
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. A prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping
charges are included in this offer within the continental United States and are refundable if due to our error.
buyers welcome, but must inquire first. You are responsible for knowing your country's import laws covering edged
weapons. 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,
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Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey,
United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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