Ebbco Sextant

Description
Ebbco began making inexpensive plastic sextants for emergency or educational in the 1960s. In this example, the arc is graduated every degree from -10° to 120° and read by micrometer with vernier to 12 seconds of arc. The inscription reads "Ebbco" and "EAST BERKS BOAT CO., ENGLAND."
Ref: J. P. G. Weatherlake, The Ebbco Sextant. Its Use, Care and Adjustment (n.p., n.d.).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sextant
date made
ca 1965
maker
East Berks Boat Co.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 9 in x 9 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 22.86 cm x 24.765 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Berkshire
ID Number
2004.0196.01
catalog number
2004.0196.01
accession number
2004.0196
subject
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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