Antique Sextant by H. Hughes, ex Royal Navy.
Antique Sextant by H. Hughes & Son Ltd, London.
A presentation British Admiralty / Royal Navy pattern micrometer Sextant. This sextant has been stripped of its original Battleship grey paint and has been polished for presentation.
The brass arc scale is engraved -5 degrees to 130 degrees and engraved H. Hughes & Son Ltd, London with the Admiralty Broad arrow mark / Pussers mark. The idex arm is fitted with a rapid reader clamp and carries a brass plaque with the Admiralty pattern and serial number. A battery powered night illumination lamp is fitted to the index arm micrometer dial.
The Sextant is complete in its original wooden box / carry case and comes with two telescopes, spare eye piece, two press on telescope sun filters, mirror adjusting pin, brush and oil bottle.
H. Hughes & Son ltd were a manufacturer of top quality navigational Sextants, this model was originally supplied to the British Admiralty / Royal Navy at a cost of over £3700.00 each.
Front side of the Sextant, also showing the range of accessories.
Close up of the Sextant arc scale.
Sextant box / carry case
Reverse side of the Sextant.
Close up of makers engraving & Royal Navy markings.
British Admiralty / Royal Navy pattern numbers.
Close up of Sextant micrometer and clamp
Sextant calibration / test certificate.