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Marine Sextant - Astronomical instrument

From the Collection of Lara RSL Sub Branch McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

Description

Wooden box with brass locks on front. On the top of the box there is an identification tag and a quality control sticker which labels this as from Garden Dockland. Inside the lid is an identification note which is stamped 'weapons and electrical branch 14th October 1991 communications'.
There is a brass handle on the right hand side.
Size
27.5 wide X 14.5 deep
Object Registration
982
Keywords
astronomical, marine instrument, latitude readings, measuring the angle of altitude, altitude, navy
Historical information
A sextant is an astronomical instrument used for taking latitude readings, by measuring the angle of altitude of the sun, moon or a star above the horizon at sea.
Last updated
5 Mar 2020 at 2:19PM