Antique quintant by L. Casella, London
Antique navigators Quintant / Sextant made by L. Casella, London.
ANTIQUE QUINTANT / SEXTANT
Antique Quintant / Sextant made by L. Casella, 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 L. Casella, Maker to the Admiralty & Ordnance, London. No 1718. The silver scale reads from -5 degrees to 175 degrees and is divided into 10 minute increments. The index arm has swinging scale magnifier with glass light diffuser and the silver vernier scale reads from 0 to 10 seconds of arc. 6 inch radius.
This antique Quintant / Sextant is in exceptional condition and is contained within its original hardwood box with brass carry handle. It comes complete with all its accessories - Four telescopes ( one with rack and pinion focussing & spare eye piece ) 2 x telescope sun filters, adjusting pin and this example even has the key to the box which is rare.
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.