Antique Sextant / Quintant by E.Smith, Whitbreads, London.
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 is engraved from -5 degrees to 165 degrees and can measure angles to 144 degrees, it 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.
Front side of the antique quintant / sextant with telescopes, eye piece filters and accessories.
A close up of the antique quintant / sextant showing silver scale and engraved makers name.
Exterior of the hardwood quintant / sextant carrying case / storage box.
Reverse side of the antique quintant (sextant) and accessories.