Antique Sextant by W. Gerrard, Liverpool.


Antique Octant / Sextant by W. Gerrard, Liverpool.

A presentaion antique Octant made by W. Gerrard, Liverpool.

A fine late 19th century navigators Octant, brass frame with tulip frame design. Engraved on the arc W. Gerrard, Liverpool.

The silver scale reads from -5  degrees to 130 degrees and is divided into 10 minute increments. The index arm has swinging scale magnifier, the silver vernier scale reads from 0 to 10 seconds of arc. 

Octant radius 7.5 inch radius.

This antique Octant is contained within its original hardwood box. It comes complete with all its accessories - two telescopes, one eye piece sun filter and mirror adjusting tool.

The finely engraved silver escutcheon plate mounted on the top of the box reads - THE SAMUELSON PRIZE presented to JOHN OLIVER ARNOLD for proficiency in PHYSICAL SCIENCE June 1876.

Front side of the antique Octant with telescopes, eye piece filters and accessories.  

A close up of the antique Octant showing silver scale and engraved makers name  

Exterior of the hardwood Octant carrying case / storage box.

Close up of engraved silver escutcheon.

Reverse side of the antique Octant and accessories.