Bendix Sextant

Description
This sextant was made during World War II. The limb is graduated to single degrees. A drum micrometer, the teeth of which mesh with teeth cut into the edge of the limb, reads to 1 minute and, with vernier, to 6 seconds of arc. The inscription reads "BENDIX AVIATION CORPORATION ECLIPSE-PIONEER DIVISION TETERBORO, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A. TYPE NO. 3052-1-A." The sextant's box has a plaque that reads "U.S. NAVY BUREAU OF SHIPS E.T.S. SEXTANT MARK 2 MOD. 0 N 24359 1944."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sextant
date made
1944
maker
Bendix Aviation Corporation. Eclipse-Pioneer Division
Measurements
overall: 10.5 cm x 24 cm x 25 cm; 4 1/8 in x 9 7/16 in x 9 13/16 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Teterboro
ID Number
2003.0353.01
catalog number
2003.0353.01
accession number
2003.0353
subject
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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