ANTIQUE SEXTANT

Welcome to our selection of antique sextants. The antique sextant is a very desirable maritime instrument, they are also a symbol of seafarers who have navigated the worlds oceans by using only the sun and stars for fixing position. The primary use of a navigation sextant is to determine the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation. The angle and time can be used to calculate a position line on a nautical chart. Common uses of the sextant include sighting the sun at solar noon to determine latitude.

Below is our selection of antique navigation sextants

EXCEPTIONAL 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.

Exterior of the antique quintant (sextant) box.

Antique quintant (sextant) showing interior of box.

Reverse side of antique quintant (sextant) and accessories.

ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique Sextant made by Cary, London.

A fine late 19th century navigators Sextant, engraved on the arc Cary, London. No 2445. The silver scale reads from -5 degrees to 165 degrees and is divided into 10 minute increments. The index arm has swinging scale magnifier with light duct and glass light diffuser, the silver vernier scale reads from 0 to 10 seconds of arc. 6 inch radius.

This antique Sextant is in exceptional condition and is contained within its original hardwood box with brass carry handle. It comes complete with all its accessories - Two telescopes ( one with rack and pinion focussing & spare eye piece ) 2 x telescope sun filters, adjusting pin. This Sextant also has a certificate of examination from the National Physical Laboratory, Kew Observatory which is dated 1901.

Exterior of the antique sextant box.

Antique sextant showing interior of box.

Reverse side of antique sextant and accessories.

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.

Exterior of the antique quintant (sextant) box.

Antique quintant (sextant) showing interior of box.

Reverse side of antique quintant (sextant) and accessories.

EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE QUINTANT.

A rare and traceable British Royal Naval officers Quintant.

A Quintant is similar to the more common and better known sextant and used in the same way.

A fine mid 19th century navigators Quintant, engraved on the arc C.H. Adair from E. Herrick. RN. The silver scale reads from -5 degrees to 175 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 Quintant was presented to Charles Henry Adair as a gift from Captain Edward Herrick RN.

C.H.Adair was born in July 1851 and joined the Royal Navy as a CADET aged 13 , he was promoted to SUB LIEUTENANT at the age of 19, promoted to LIEUTENANT aged 23, promoted to COMMANDER aged 35, promoted to CAPTAIN aged 42, promoted to REAR ADMIRAL aged 54, promoted to VICE ADMIRAL aged 58, promoted to ADMIRAL aged 62. Died at the age of 69. We haven’t researched which Naval battles he was involved in, but he had very distinguished career with the Royal Navy.

This antique Quintant / Sextant is in superb condition and is contained within its original keyhole shaped hardwood box. It comes complete with all its accessories - Three telescopes, telescope sun filter and adjusting tools.

Exterior of the antique quintant (sextant) box.

Antique quintant (sextant) showning interior of box.

Reverse side of antique quintant (sextant) and accessories.

ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique sextant by Norie & Wilson, London.

A fine late 19th century navigators Sextant, engraved on the arc Norie & Wilson, London. The silver scale reads from -5 degrees to 155 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. 7 inch radius.

This antique 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, adjusting pin.

Exterior of the antique Norie & Wilson sextant box.

Antique Norie & Wilson sextant showning interior of box.

Reverse side of antique Norie & Wilson sextant and accessories.

ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique navigators sextant Numbered 7309.


Antique sextant with a three ring design frame. Silver scale, engraved with the serial number 7309.

A fine late 19th / early 20th century navigators Sextant, engraved on the arc No 7309. The silver scale reads from -5 degrees to 160 degrees and is divided into 10 minute increments. The index arm has swinging scale magnifier with glass light diffuser, the silver vernier scale reads from 0 to 10 seconds of arc. 6 inch radius.

This antique Sextant is in superb condition and is contained within its original hardwood box. It comes with two telescopes, telescope sun filter and adjusting tools. one telescope is absent, lock key not present.




ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique flying boat sextant.

Antique Flying Boat / Air Ministry sextant.

A brass "T" frame micrometer sextant with silver scale, engraved with Henry Hughes logo and AM (Air Ministry). In original fitted bakelite case.




ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique sextant by Heath & Co.


A brass three ring frame sextant with black crackle finish silver scale, engraved with Heath & Co, New Eltham, London, SE 9.


In original fitted hardwood and bakerlite case, complete with two telescopes.




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ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique sextant by Wilson & Gillie Bruce & Sons.

A brass ladder style frame sextant with silver scale, engraved Wilson & Gillie Bruce & sons, Cardiff, Newport & Barry Docks.

In original fitted hardwood case, complete with three telescopes, sun filter eyepiece, adjustment tool and case key.

SORRY THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD.




ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique sextant by Dobbie Mc Innes Ltd.


A brass Curve Bar style frame sextant with silver scale, engraved Dobbie Mc Innes Ltd, Glasgow & S.Shields.


In original fitted hardwood case, complete with three telescopes and sun filter eyepiece.

SORRY THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD.




ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique sextant by Heath & Co Ltd.


A rare brass heart frame sextant with silver scale, engraved Heath & Co Ltd, Crayford, London.


In original fitted hardwood case, complete with four telescopes, sun filter eyepiece and box key

SORRY THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD.