Museum Quality
Double Frame Sextant
by Crichton – London
Early 1800s

Beautiful Double Frame Sextant by Crichton of London Ca.  The early 1800s   Presented is a beautiful polished brass 20-pillar double-frame sextant with a mahogany handle by John Crichton of London.  The double-frame brass sextants are especially beautiful and dramatic examples of this period. In good condition, they are becoming harder to find. This design […]

Unusual Diamond Pattern Frame Sextant
by Norie of London
Ca 1800

Beautiful Diamond Pattern Sextant by Norie of London   Presented is an exceptionally fine Sextant by Norie of London, dated approximately 1800 – to early 19th Century.  It is the first of these that we have offered with the very attractive Diamond design frame.  This is a beautiful museum equality instrument by a well-known maker […]

Pocket or Box Sextant
by T. Cooke & Sons, Ltd of London

 Pocket or Box Sextant By T.Cooke & Sons, Ltd of London Presented in an unusual Pocket or Box sextant by the renowned instrument maker T. Cooke & Sons, Ltd. London & York.   In 1855 Cooke exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris and won a First Class Medal for a 7.5-inch equatorial refractor. By 1855, […]

Troughton & Simms
Double Frame Sextant-Quintant

Troughton & Simms  Double Frame Sextant/Quintant TROUGHTON & SIMMS were the best of the English instrument makers. This instrument dates from their partnership. It belongs in a collection of fine nautical antiques or as an important gift Presented is a very fine double frame sextant by one of the most renowned instrument makers,  Troughton & […]

Fine Example Of A
Turn Of The Century

FINE EXAMPLE OF A TURN OF THE CENTURY SEXTANT/QUINTANT Attributed to Frodsham & Keen Presented is an antique quintant, meaning a sextant having a range of 144°, or an arc of 72°. We are attributing it to Frodsham and Keen of Liverpool, England, around the Turn of the 20th Century. There is a completely identical […]

Henry Hughes & Son
Three Ring Sextant
Owner Capt. Weems

 LIKE NEW PRESENTATION QUALITY HENRY HUGHES & SON THREE RING SEXTANT Former Property of CAPT. P.V.H. Weems, USN PRESENTED is a Henry Hughes Three Ring sextant in like new condition that was purchased by then LCDR P.V.H. Weems, USN-Ret on 11 April 1940 for the Weems School of Navigation. Weems is the famous award winning celestial navigator that authored […]

F. Smith & Son Opticians
Late 19th Century

OUTSTANDING PRESENTATION  QUALITY Late 19th Century Quintant/Sextant   SPECIFICATIONS: 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″           […]

JW Norie & Wilson Early English Sextant/Quintant Ca 1850

FAMOUS MAKER J W NORIE & WILSON EARLY ENGLISH SEXTANT/QUINTANT CA 1850 PRESENTED is a very rare sextant, and one which will appeal to those familiar with the history of navigation. It was made by John William Norie (1772-1843), a mathematician, hydrographer, chart maker and publisher of nautical books, most famous for his Epitome of […]

Famous “Women of Science” Maker
Janet Taylor
Early English Sextant
Ca 1830’s

FAMOUS “WOMEN OF SCIENCE” MAKER JANET TAYLOR EARLY ENGLISH SEXTANT CA 1830s PRESENTED is a very rare sextant that we believe can be attributed to Janet Taylor, one of only two women involved in the developing science of celestial navigation in the 19th century. This is an important instrument that will appeal to those familiar […]

Museum Quality Quintant
By Cary Of London

IMPORTANT MUSEUM QUALITY QUINTANT BY CARY OF LONDON Very High Quality Presentation Grade! Presented is a museum quality quintant by Cary of London. William Cary (c.1759-1825) had the prestige and good fortune of being an apprentice to one of the foremost names in sextant development and manufacture, Jesse Ramsden. William Cary became a prolific manufacturer […]