Vintage Cased Henry Hughes Ships Paget Angle Sextant in fitted Mahogany Case. The sextant has a black-lacquered alloy frame consisting of two circular plates, the upper having an ivorine overlay. There is a wooden handle to be screwed in the lower plate. There is no tangent or clamping screw and the index arm is moved by hand. The instrument has no shades. Index- and horizon-glass adjustment is made by capstan screws with an adjusting pin shipped in the handle. The sight has one pinhole mounted within the frame. The instrument has an ivorine scale from 0° to 90° to 0° by 30 arc minutes. The scale is read by a black indicating line in an ivorine index mark at the end of the index arm. The sextant is contained in a square fitted wooden box, with a trade label in the lid for H. Hughes and Son. The Paget sextant was designed around 1892 and brought on the market by H. Hughes and Son. Overall: 155 mm; Diameter: 113 mm Case 180mm x 150mm x 75mm In Great Condition H. Hughes & Sons Ltd London. Number 609 Great original piece. No major damage, a few dints and marks commensurate with age.
This exceptional item will make a great display piece for nautical decor.
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