Hughes Box Sextant

Description
This box sextant has a silvered scale that is graduated every 30 minutes from -5° to +145° and read by vernier to single minutes of arc. The inscription reads "H. HUGHES & SON, LTD. LONDON No 510 1918." That on the leather case reads "T. J. WEEKS & SONS 1916."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box sextant
date made
early 20th century
maker
Hughes
Measurements
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*336361
catalog number
336361
accession number
1977.1038
subject
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Howard Beall
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