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.

A rare and traceable British Royal Naval officers Quintant, similar to the more common and better known sextant and used in the same way.

This example was presented to Charles Henry Adair as a gift from Captain Edward Herrick RN.


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

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

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 "T" frame sextant with silver scale, engraved Norie & Wilson, London


In original fitted hardwood case, complete with three telescopes, sun filter eyepiece and adjusting tools. This antique sextant is in superb condition.

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 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.




ANTIQUE SEXTANT.

Antique navigators sextant No 7309.


A brass three ring frame sextant with silver scale, engraved with the serial number 7309.


In original fitted hardwood case, complete with two telescopes, sun filter eyepiece and adjusting pin.





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.