Ebbco began making inexpensive plastic sextants for emergency or educational use 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. 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.).

Date Made: ca 1965

Maker: East Berks Boat Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Berkshire

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.0196.01Catalog Number: 2004.0196.01Accession Number: 2004.0196

Object Name: sextant

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 cmoverall: 4 in x 10 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 25.4 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1276511

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