Adie Box Sextant

Description
This has a silvered scale that is graduated every 30 minutes from -3° to +150° and read by vernier with swinging magnifier to single minutes of arc. The "Adie, London" inscription refers to Patrick Adie, an instrument maker who was in business in London from 1848 to 1886. Adie's father was a famous instrument maker in Edinburgh.
Ref: Gloria Clifton, Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851 (London, 1995), p. 4.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
mid 19th century
maker
Adie, Patrick
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm
overall in case: 2 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 6.0325 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
PH.328762
catalog number
328762
accession number
308252
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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