Blunt Box Sextant

Description
This small sextant has a silvered scale that is graduated every 30 minutes from -9° to +161° and read by vernier to single minutes of arc. The instrument was probably made in England, and the "E. & G. W. Blunt, N.Y." signature refers to the American firm that sold it. It belonged to the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Missouri.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
mid 19th century
maker
E. & G. W. Blunt
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.5 cm x 4.3 cm; 3 11/32 in x 1 11/16 in
overall: 1 13/16 in x 3 3/8 in; 4.60375 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
1994.0147.02
catalog number
1994.0147.02
accession number
1994.0147
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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