Title: Quintant made by E. & G. W. Blunt, New York (and case) |
Accession Number: 1963.357
Category: INSTRUMENTS - QUINTANTS
Type: quintant and case
Maker: Blunt, E. & G. W.
Place: USA, NY, New York
Description: Quintant, bronze, brass scale graduated -5 deg. to 155 deg. by 1 deg. subdivided to 10', reinforced index arm w/swinging compound magnifier, vernier reading to 10", adjustable index mirror w/4 fixed shades, horizon glass adjustable w/tools, 3 fixed shades, adjustable sight vane for telescope, fixed wooden handle, engraved on scale "E. & G.W. Blunt, New York.", 3 legs. In wood keystone box, equipped w/2 shade tubes one w/3 hairs (3 3/8" one tube, 3 1/4" tube w/hairs), one telescope, eyepiece w/screw section, label in bottom of box "T.S. & J.D. Negus/ MANUFACTURERS OF/ Chronometers/ & Nautical Instruments/ 140 Water Street, New York", label in top of box "THOMAS TENNENT./ DEALER IN/ NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS/ .../ SAN FRANCISCO." Handwritten label on box "Ship/ Germania". Box: 10 3/8" x 12 5/8" x 3 7/8" x 4 7/8". Measuring to 140°.
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