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Title: Octant and case, probably by Roux, Marseilles, France, 1770-1780

Accession Number: 1959.1138
Category: INSTRUMENTS - OCTANTS
Type: octant and case
Maker: Roux
Place: FRANCE, Marseilles
Date: 1770-1780
Materials:
Description: Ebony and brass octant, "E. M. Hazard" (owner's name) on ivory inset; same name on bottom half of the transport case; a brig in black and white is painted on inside cover; on outside cover, under Masonic square, a bird on a branch with banner in its mouth on which "E. Hazard" is carved; case painted black; bird in dull gold. This instrument was very likely made one of the Roux family of Marseilles, France, and can be dated 1770-1780. The graduation runs 0°-90° and v.v.

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