Antique Sextant by Davies, Swansea.


Antique Sextant made by Davies, Swansea.

A late 19th century navigators Sextant, brass frame with 3 ring design. Faintly engraved on the arc Davies, Swansea.

The silver scale is engraved from -5  degrees to 155 degrees and can measure angles to 129 degrees, it 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. 6 inch radius.

This antique Sextant is contained within its original hardwood box. It comes complete with all its accessories - Three telescopes, eye piece sun filter and adjusting pin. 


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

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

Exterior of the hardwood sextant carrying case / storage box.  

Reverse side of the antique sextant and accessories. 

Retailers trade label pasted to inside of sextant box. 

Presentation label dated 1892 pasted to inside of box. 

labels pasted to inside of sextant box.