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Bubble sextant

From the Collection of B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia Inc Corner Farm Rd & Princes Highway Werribee Victoria

Description
This bubble sextant, complete with original wooden storage case with leather strap, was manufactured c.1930s. Black and metallic, it has a mirror in the middle, various knobs on the sides and a cylindrical handle on each side.
Size
153 mm x 158 mm x 195 mm
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Object Registration
00110
Keywords
sextant, altitude, navigation, instrument
Historical information
These instruments were used on aircraft to obtain the altitude of the sun or other celestial body to aid navigation. This particular one came from a former RAAF pilot.
When Made
c.1930s
Made By
Henry Hughes & Son (Maker)
Last updated
4 Jan 2018 at 4:12PM