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
date made
ca 1965
maker
East Berks Boat Co.
place made
United Kingdom: England, Berkshire
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
overall: 4 in x 10 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 25.4 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
2004.0196.01
catalog number
2004.0196.01
accession number
2004.0196
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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