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Sextant, by Edward Troughton, London, 1804-26

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Inventory Number: 41561
Object Type: Object
Persons: Edward Troughton
Date Created: 1804-26
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1964-286
Brief Description: Navigator's double frame 12" sextant with brass pillars; scale divided on gold; index and horizon glass each with shades; index arm with vernier, clamp, tangent screw and reading glass; four telescopic sights; handle; in wooden keystone fitted case.
Primary Inscriptions: "Troughton London" on scale; serial number "422" on vertical strut.
Provenance: Transferred from the Physical Chemistry Laboratory.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Oxidized brass
gold and glass


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