AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 689

DESCRIPTION: Henry Hughes & Son, London, for Royal Air Force, 3.5 inch radius aeronautical sextant, metal frame with black crinkle finish, graduated brass arc with inset silvered scale reading -5 to 120, index arm imprinted with Air Ministry logo of an "AM" under a king's crown and "REF. 6B/177", micrometer drum vernier adjustment multiple shades for index and horizon mirrors, sighting scope with eye shade, walnut handle, all in a finger-jointed mahogany box with accessories and HUSUN certificate dated 1941.
CONDITION: Full complement of accessories include oil, pointed wrench, and box key. Silvered scale has tarnished somewhat. Rubber eye shade has hardened. Sun shades and index mirror are in good condition. Horizon mirror is missing. Very nice condition for a rare artifact. Dimensions are for closed wooden case.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
CIRCA: 1941
DIMENSIONS: 5.5in x 8.5in x 8.5in