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Circa 1910

BRASS STATION POINTER BY HUGHES

Signed on the spoke of the frame "H. Hughes & Son. Ltd." and "Made in/Gt. Britain" and further marked with catalogue and patent numbers. 9" circle with two moveable arms each fitted with tangent screws with micrometer drums moveable through the 360 degrees circle along with an additional set of arms. Original box.
Length 25.5". The box, Height 3". Length 27.75". Depth 10".
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  • Provenance:
    R.C. Eldred Co., Summer Auction of Marine Art, July 1994.
    The Kelton Collection of Marine Art & Artifacts.

    A station pointer can be used to plot the angular bearings of three landmarks taken with a hydrographic circle, or sextant used horizontally.

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