Title: Sextant inscribed H. Haecke, Berlin, circa 1890s |
Accession Number: 1958.1130
Category: INSTRUMENTS - SEXTANTS
Maker: Haecke, H.
Place: GERMANY: Berlin
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.
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