Tue, 2nd Nov 2021 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Zephyr)

 
  Lot 114
 

114

A 7¼IN. RADIUS PRESENTATION VERNIER SEXTANT BY FRODSHAM & KEENE, LIVERPOOL, CIRCA 1892

A 7¼IN. RADIUS PRESENTATION VERNIER SEXTANT BY FRODSHAM & KEENE, LIVERPOOL, CIRCA 1892

the polished brass ladder frame signed as per title and numbered 4840, with inset silvered scale divided to 140°, vernier with clamp, magnifier, mirrors, shades and wooden handle, contained within fitted box with four sighting tubes and presentation plate to lid: From Trinity House to Reginald Vincent Peel, H.M.S. Conway, July 1892 – 11in. (28cm.) wide

Reginald V. Peel R.N.R (1875-1964). was a Trinity House Queen's Medallist aboard the training ship Conway, winning this sextant in 1892. He joined Cunard in 1900 but was detached to serve in the Navy for the duration of hostilities in 1914. Resuming with Cunard, he commanded many vessels, most notably the Mauretania, Aquitania and Queen Mary. After the merger with White Star Line, he also served aboard Olympic and Majestic rising to the rank of commodore.

Sold for £868
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition report

Overall good condition, frame polished

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A 7¼IN. RADIUS PRESENTATION VERNIER SEXTANT BY FRODSHAM & KEENE, LIVERPOOL, CIRCA 1892

the polished brass ladder frame signed as per title and numbered 4840, with inset silvered scale divided to 140°, vernier with clamp, magnifier, mirrors, shades and wooden handle, contained within fitted box with four sighting tubes and presentation plate to lid: From Trinity House to Reginald Vincent Peel, H.M.S. Conway, July 1892 – 11in. (28cm.) wide

Reginald V. Peel R.N.R (1875-1964). was a Trinity House Queen's Medallist aboard the training ship Conway, winning this sextant in 1892. He joined Cunard in 1900 but was detached to serve in the Navy for the duration of hostilities in 1914. Resuming with Cunard, he commanded many vessels, most notably the Mauretania, Aquitania and Queen Mary. After the merger with White Star Line, he also served aboard Olympic and Majestic rising to the rank of commodore.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Zephyr), Tue, 2nd Nov 2021

Mercantile (Sail) – 1-92A
Mercantile (Steam) – 93-151
Naval (Sail) – 155-236
Naval (Steam) – 240-340
Navigation & Scientific Instruments – 341-392 

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