OUTSTANDING PRESENTATION QUALITY
Late 19th Century Quintant/Sextant
CASE 10 3/4″ x 10″ L x 5 1/4″ W
QUINTANT / SEXTANT:
3 Sighting scopes Length of index arm 9 ” Width of Arc 10 1/8″
Arc Measures from 0 to 155 degrees
Index Mirror 47 mm x 30 mm Horizon Mirror 32 mm x 22 mm
Presented is a beautiful instrument retailed by F. Smith & Son of Southampton, UK. They were a well known Marine equipment and Instrument dealer founded in 1870. We are not aware of who made this instrument as it was apparently a “private label” piece for this dealer. However, it is very close in all it’s design qualities to a very early C Plath piece we offered recently.
Back of Sextant Inscription om Arc
The instrument is in excellent condition and the case has been refinished and relined. All of the parts are present, with 3 sighting scopes. The mirrors are clear as are the gradations in the silver inlay arc.
SEXTANT WEIGHT 2 lbs 15 oz Cased Weight 7 lbs 12 oz
CONDITION: Irrespective of its age, this quintant shows very little use and is in exceptionally fine condition. The index mirror is clear. The horizon mirror is also clear with the engraved base showing “Duplex Patent”. Both sets of shades (filters) are perfect. There is a mirror adjustment tool or screw driver and two lens caps. A small piece of frosted glass is present in the holder above the vernier’s scale.
THE CASE: The instrument is housed in a tongue and groove, flaming Mahogany case with beautiful grain pattern and polished brass fittings. It has been relined, and the F. Smith label has been laminated and affixed to the inside cover. The instrument cerrification and adjustment certificate is not present. Both the instrument and the case are in excellent condition. This exceptionally fine instrument has been polished and lacquered for an impressive display.
This beautiful and exceptionally fine Quintant will make an outstanding gift or presentation piece for any and all marine enthusiasts.