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Title: Micrometer quintant made by H. Hughes & Son, London

Accession Number: 1953.3561
Category: INSTRUMENTS - QUINTANTS
Type: micrometer quintant
Maker: Hughes, H. & Son
Place: England, London
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Description: Micrometer quintant, brass frame, brass fittings, wooden handle. Stamped on front of frame: "Registered Trade Mark/ (rising sun over the water)/ Husun/ Gt Britain". Centerless sextant. Unusual and unsuccessful variation of common sextant manufactured by H. Hughes & Son. An attempt to lessen the weight and bulk to give the operator and easier celestial navigation instrument to hold steady. Measuring to 136°.

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