Sextant and artificial horizon

Title

Sextant and artificial horizon

Subject

Astronomy
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Measuring instruments

Description

Wood, metal, brass

Hinged box with lock, missing handle, inside lined with green felt, green paper Newton label. University tag crossed out in pen.

Sextant valued in 1908 estimated $50. Engraved on arc “Newton + Co 3 Fleet Street London.” Black metal frame, wood handle, silver scale. Includes 4 brass telescopes, 1 eyepiece cover, scale is 8” in radius, 4 index shades, 3 horizon shades, vernier read with eyepiece.

The artificial horizon:
Hinged box with two hooked latches. Exterior marked with university ID tape, old paper sticker with number 1 and more modern paper tag “7 (no Hg).”

Contained green metal shield with glass, engraved with direct, tray with some corrosion, and metal bottle.

Creator

Newton & Company, London

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Date

circa 1872

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Identifier

University of Illinois Observatory Collection A118.1, 118.2
University ID 016653, 016653B, obs13

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

Newton & Company sextant
DSCN0063.JPG
DSCN0132.JPG

Tags

Citation

Newton & Company, London, “Sextant and artificial horizon,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed October 23, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/8.