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Sextant, by Gilbert, London, c. 1839

Inventory Number: 33388
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1926-20
Brief Description: Brass lattice-frame sextant; index and horizon glasses, each with a set of shades; 3 telescopes, 1 dark tube; silver scale, vernier with clamp and tangent screw, microscope and hand lens; handle; screwdriver. Mahogany keystone case.
Primary Inscriptions: "Gilbert London" engraved on scale arc; presentation inscription on brass plaque on lid (see Texts).
Provenance: Presented by Lady Oman. Presented to General Robert Maclagan R.E. (1820-1894) by the East India Company in 1839. Presented by Lady Oman
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Material(s): Brass
silver and glass

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