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Lot #467
DepartmentInstrument
Low Estimate$400.00
High Estimate$600.00
Last UpdatedJune 11, 2019

Description

U.S. LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT SEXTANT Early 20th Century
Paper label for T.S. & J.D. Negus Chronometers & Nautical Instruments" affixed to interior of case. Etched on degree scale "A. Hurlimann Paris 1187". Fitted mahogany case. Case height 4.25". Width 9.25". Depth 8.5".
According to the Smithsonian, "A. Hurlimann was a mathematical instrument maker in Paris who took over Lorieux's shop in the early 1890s and was succeeded by Ponthus & Therrode a few years later". The Smithsonian has a Hurlimann sextant in its permanent collection (PH*309660)."

Condition

Top of case with a horizontal split.

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