A Blackened Brass Sextant In A Square Box
H. Hughs & Son, Ltd.; British, 19th & 20th centuries.
A blackened brass modified lattice frame sextant with brass arc and inset scales. The sextant is signed on the arc H. Hughes & Son. Ltd London. The vernier, also of blackend brass, with spring clamp and fine screw adjustment, is engraved STELLA. With 8 shades, 2 mirrors, six lenses, brush and other tools for maintenance. All in a fitted mahogany box with two labels: one for Southwest Instrument Company, the other for the National Physical Laboratory and dated April 1913.
13¼ x 14¼ x 6½ in. (33.6 x 36.2 x 16.5 cm.) box dimensions.