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Title: Octant made by Spencer, Barrett & Co., circa 1840

Accession Number: 1941.342
Category: INSTRUMENTS - OCTANTS
Type: octant and case
Maker: Spencer, Barrett & Co.
Place: England, London; USA, MA, New Bedford
Date: Circa 1840
Materials: wood; metal; ivory; glass; paper
Description: Octant in wooden box, circa 1840?. Belonged to Capt. F.H. Smith on barks OHIO, KATHLEEN, and J.P. WEST. Maker's plate: SPENCER . BARRETT . & . Co./ LONDON. 3/26/71: Octant box; label on inside read: JOHN KEHEW/ IMPORTER/ AND MANUFACTURER/ NAVIGATIONAL STORE,/ No. 49 North Water st. Corner of William, -----/ NEW BEDFORD .... Label on other half reads: JOHN KEHEW/ MATHEMATICAL, OPTICAL &/ Nautical Instrument Maker. -----. Stamped on outside of box: F. H. Smith BK. OHIO 7/6/75 - 10/17/78. (nwt) 10 3/4" radius.

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