Sextant, by Gilbert, London, c. 1839
|Inventory Number:|| 33388|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|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|
silver and glass