Warren-Knight Co. Box Sextant

Description
This box sextant has a silvered scale that is graduated every 30 minutes from -5° to +150° and read by vernier with swinging magnifier to single minutes of arc. The inscription reads "WARREN-KNIGHT CO. PHILADELPHIA. MADE IN ENGLAND." The Warren-Knight Company began in business in 1912.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box sextant
date made
after 1912
maker
Warren-Knight Co.
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
PH*333796
catalog number
333796
accession number
296611
subject
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Carolyn H. Edwards
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