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Sextant Quintant Heath & Co. Rare Model Marine Navigation

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Seller: leflea (186) 100%, Location: Princeton, New Jersey, Ships to: US, Item: 202188336994 A sextant, actually a quintant, made by Heath and Company, Crayford, London, 1938, in very good condition. It is a quintant because the main scale reads from -5 to 155 degrees. This is the more rare instrument by Heath, because the frame is not the usual three circle frame or bell frame. The brass arc is inlayed with a silver arc inscribed with the marks and numbers. The main scale is graduated in 10 minutes graduations. The vernier scale is graduated in 10 second intervals. The vernier has a pivoting and focusing magnifier which allows clear reading of the scales. The sextant is fitted with four index shades and three horizon shades, all in good condition. The wooden case shows it’s age and has some shrinkage cracks, but nevertheless functions to protect the instrument. The key and lock mechanism are missing. Similar Heath sextants on eBay were listed at starting bids of $995, $1075, $550, $772, $867, $1200, for the less desirable three circle or bell framed instruments. The sextant comes with a star scope, a sighting tube and a Keplerian scope. The Keplerian scope appears to be missing a bushing or an intermediate tube between the main scope and the eyepiece. The eyepiece is shimmed with tape into the main tube and works satisfactorily in that manner. The telescope mount can be adjusted horizontally to align the scope with the horizon mirror, using the thumbscrew knob. There is included a female square adjustment tool which does not fit the adjusting screw on the mirrors which use a normal slotted screw. The sextant is fully functional and in fact I have used it to take shots numerous times. The buyer must pay actual shipping and insurance fees, which are not included in the auction price. I have been asked that question. The eBay estimated shipping cost shown may not accurately reflect the actual shipping cost. I do not pad shipping costs for more profit, the shipping is what it is. Shipping will be only to the continental United States. Do not bid if you want it shipped elsewhere. Type: Sextant

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