Bubble sextant

Title

Bubble sextant

Subject

Astronomy
Navigation
Surveying
Measuring instruments

Description

Wood, metal alloy, plastic

Marked property Air Force-US Navy, type A-10A. Probably WW II era. Blackened aluminum casting, containing clockwork, lenses, mirrors, buddle level, and rubber eyecup. In fitted wooden box. A small rugged aircraft sextant for military use.

Creator

Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, New York

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Date

circa 1944

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Identifier

University of Illinois Observatory Collection A207
University ID 16800-16805

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

Bubble sextant

Tags

Citation

Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation, New York, “Bubble sextant,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed August 16, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/32.