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Title: Octant by Spencer, Browning & Rust, London, circa 1800

Accession Number: 1956.671
Category: INSTRUMENTS - OCTANTS
Type: octant
Maker: Spencer, Browning & Rust
Place: England, London; USA, MA, Boston
Date: circa 1800
Materials:
Description: Octant in wooden case (case is 56.671.1); Maker: Spencer, Browning & Rust, London, dated ca 1800, trade label for F.W. Lincoln, Boston. Label partially torn out reads "No. 126 Com[illegible; possibly Commercial St. Boston]; inscribed "SBR" in ivory vernier scale; ivory knob unscrews and is a pencil; No date. "Sch. Ocean Ranger" penciled inside cover; octant stamped "D".

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