Antique Quintant by E. Smith from Whitbread's, London
Antique navigators Quintant / Sextant made by E. Smith from Whitbread's, London.
ANTIQUE QUINTANT / SEXTANT
A rare antique Quintant / Sextant made by E. Smith from Whitbread's, London.
A Quintant is similar to the more common and better known sextant and used in the same way.
A fine late 19th century navigators Quintant, engraved on the arc E. Smith from Whitbread's, London. The silver scale reads from -5 degrees to 165 degrees and is divided into 10 minute increments. The index arm has swinging scale magnifier and the silver vernier scale reads from 0 to 10 seconds of arc. 6 inch radius.
This antique Quintant / Sextant is in superb condition and is contained within its original hardwood box with brass carry handle. It comes complete with all its accessories - Three telescopes, telescope sun filter and adjusting pin.
Front side of the antique quintant / sextant with telescopes, eye piece filters and accessories.
A close up of the antique quintant / sextant showing silver scale and engraved makers name.
Exterior of the hardwood quintant / sextant carrying case / storage box.
Reverse side of the antique quintant (sextant) and accessories.