Brass Collectible Nautical Antique Working German Marine Sextant w/ Wooden Box

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Seller: us-antique-store (171) 94.2%, Location: Houston, Texas, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 254467861267 Description: Antiqued finish looks like a real, time-worn sextant. Glass optics for a clear view (not plastic lenses) An antique reproduction Replica of the famous Kelvin & Hughes 1917 model. MATERIAL: SOLID BRASS/WOODEN BOX WOODEN BOX SIZE : 6" x 5.5" x 2.7" (inch) BRASS SEXTANT : 5.5 inch approx (13cm x 12cm x 4cm) SEXTANT WEIGHT:390 gm (without box) FINISH: Antique as shown in picture A sextant is an instrument that measures the angle between two objects that are visible. Primarily, it is used to measure the angle between a celestial body and the horizon, a process normally known as sighting the object or taking a sight. The angle measured and the time at which it was measured is then used to identify the location of the user on the grid map of the world. Thus sextants are basically navigational tools and have been successfully used by seaman and even other travelers over the years. The most common process of this is to sight the sun at noon to find the latitude of one’s location. Finish : As shown in Picture USES : Everyday Use Imperial designer stylish Corporate Gift Condition: New, Primary Material: Brass, Maker: Handmade, Original/Reproduction: Antique Reproduction, Type: Sextant, Time Period, War: Civil War, Military Branch: Marina Militare, Country/Region of Origin: United States

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