Image Archive

Detailed Record

Title: Sextant inscribed H. Haecke, Berlin, circa 1890s

Accession Number: 1958.1130
Type: sextant
Maker: Haecke, H.
Place: GERMANY: Berlin
Date: 1890-1899
Description: Old brass vernier sextant, possibly 1890s. Inscribed "H. Haecke, Berlin 407"; telescope and 2 sets of shades; diamond frame pattern. Maximum angle about 110 degrees. Sun shades could be used in whatever combination was necessary to reduce the brilliance of the sun to a comfortable level when taking a sighting.

Mystic Seaport Image ID m156794    Information regarding reproductions