Rare Vintage Stuart’s Marine Distance Meter Patt 498 H. Hughes & Sons Ltd No. 11793 Made in England
 Navigational instrument that Calculates Distance at Sea. Optical range-finder, split-image type device for calculating the distance of nearby ships, as used in WW2 convoy situations etc. Plated brass construction, as far as I can tell in working order, focus control operates smoothly. Celluloid scale plate distorted / split at corners, general surface wear / tarnishing. Otherwise in good condition. In Original Mahogany Fitted Case 8" x 5" x 2" overall 
Great original piece. No major damage, a few dints and marks commensurate with age.

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