Antique Marine Sextant. Storing Case. Heath & Co. London, England, 1927

Beautiful marine sextant made by Heath & Co. In fine condition and good working order. Original case.



Antique marine sextant in its storning case, made by Heat & Co. in London, England in 1927. This gorgeous device, a three-ring Hezzanith model for nautical use, is in excellent condition and remains in great working order. It includes two telescopes and keeps the solar filters and mirrors, all greatly preserved. The brass parts are protected by the original lacquer and boast a gorgeous patina, charming and warm. The sextant comes in a solid mahogany box which contains two cards too. One of them was emitted by the maker and the other one corresponds to an antique examination performed in Rotterdam in 1954. The box is solid and sturdy and remains in fine condition. This antique marine sextant in its storing case, made by Heath & Co. is a real witness of its time, as attractive as functional.Heath & Co. History Heath & Co., the scientific instrument manufacturing company, was founded in London by Thomas Heath in 1720. The workshop was located on the Strand in London their instruments were renowned for their high quality, a feature that was maintained for more than two centuries. Many of their workers would start their own instrument-manufacturing business later, such as Adams, Troughton or Watkins. In 1845 Thomas Heath II succeeded his father and changed the firms name for Heath & Co.; the firm kept on for decades and was active until the mid XXth century. Their three-ring-frame Hezzanith sextant was probably the most popular ever produced; Heath made thousands of units.

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