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Sextant with Case and Accessories, by Troughton, London, Later 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 45880
Object Type:
Persons: Troughton
Date Created: Later 19th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1927-25
Brief Description: Navigator's double T-frame; index and horizon glasses, each with shades; scale divided on platinum; vernier with clamp, tangent screw, microscope with diffuser glass, and bubble level; 4 sighting tubes; handle; in fitted keystone case carrying Kew Observatory examination certificates for 1890, 1892, 1894.
Primary Inscriptions: "Troughton London" on scale arc; serial number "1002" on vertical strut.
Provenance: Presented by Admiral C. E. Monro. Used on the China Station, 1885-90.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Oxidized brass
brass
platinum
wood and glass

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