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Sextant with Accessories in Case, by W. F. Cannon, London, Late 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 37495
Object Type:
Persons: W. F. Cannon
Date Created: Late 19th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Sextant with accessories in case, by W. F. Cannon, London, late 19th century. Navigator's double arch frame sextant (37495.1); index and horizon glasses, both with sets of shades; telescope and dark tube; platinum scale, vernier with clamp, tangent screw and magnifier; handle; one foot broken off; in fitted case. The accessories are three eyepieces (37495.2), a pin with a head that unscrews (37495.3) and a cylindrical metal peg with a triangular-shaped head (37495.4). The wooden case (37495.5) has a hinged lid with a locking mechanism and hook fasteners. The underside of the lid has a pink label with the manufacturer's details and logo stuck to it.
Primary Inscriptions: "W.F. Cannon, 175 Shadwell High St. London" engraved on scale arc; box has trade label of D. McGregor & Co., Glasgow and Greenock
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Metal
Glass
Wood
Copper alloy
Felt
Paper

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