Sextant

Title

Sextant

Subject

Astronomy
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Description

Wood, metal, glass

Wood box, 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 5 ½ inch, with hinged lid, two hook latches and metal handle. Maker’s laminated paper label and university ID tag on inside. While the last inspection date on this sextant is 1939, the last sextant made with the Brandis label was 1932.

Black metal frame with wood handle. Maker’s no. 5071, also includes US Navy no. 2696, Navy certificate dated 9/18/1939. On index arm is “Brandis & Sons, Brooklyn” Included 3 black painted telescopes, vernier read with swivel magnifying lens, tangent screw and clamping arms on index arm, and threaded telescope bracket .

Creator

Brandis & Sons, Brooklyn, New York

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Date

circa 1939

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

Brandis & Sons sextant
Brandis & Sons sextant and box
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Citation

Brandis & Sons, Brooklyn, New York, “Sextant,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed June 26, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/40.