3rd Nov, 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 186
 

186

A 8IN. VERNIER SEXTANT BY JESSE RAMSDEN,...

A 8IN. VERNIER SEXTANT BY JESSE RAMSDEN, LONDON, CIRCA 1798
the diamond pattern frame signed on the brass arc Ramsden London, and numbered behind index mirror 1383, inset silvered scale divided to 130º, vernier reader with clamp and adjustable magnifier on thread, braced index arm, sighting tube assembly with sighting tube, seven shades, two mirrors and wooden handle, -- 10in. (25.5cm) overall height

Sold for £1,141
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Scale worn, mirrors replaced, lower shades bent, one foot detached, missing case and accessories, screw head missing to right of arc assembly.

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A 8IN. VERNIER SEXTANT BY JESSE RAMSDEN, LONDON, CIRCA 1798
the diamond pattern frame signed on the brass arc Ramsden London, and numbered behind index mirror 1383, inset silvered scale divided to 130º, vernier reader with clamp and adjustable magnifier on thread, braced index arm, sighting tube assembly with sighting tube, seven shades, two mirrors and wooden handle, -- 10in. (25.5cm) overall height