Advanced search  
Pages: 1 ... 29 30 [31]   Go Down

Author Topic: Can you add to the list of sextant numbers?  (Read 228604 times)

Ric Gillespie

  • Executive Director
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 5167
  • "Do not try. Do or do not. There is no try" Yoda
Logged

Ric Gillespie

  • Executive Director
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 5167
  • "Do not try. Do or do not. There is no try" Yoda
Re: Can you add to the list of sextant numbers?
« Reply #451 on: November 02, 2017, 09:04:45 AM »

Here's another Brandis, but with no numbers anywhere. ???   Curiouser and curiouser.

Jim Thompson says he can see Maker's Number 5965 on the arc and speculates that the box may have been refinished.
Logged

Martin X. Moleski, SJ

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 2870
Re: Can you add to the list of sextant numbers?
« Reply #452 on: November 02, 2017, 09:13:30 AM »

There is something wrong here. The photos do not lie. The seller must be looking at a different sextant and box.

This is what the seller says:

This item is an Antique 1919 Brandis & Sons U.S. NAVY Maritime Sextant with Case coming from a local estate in very good condition. You will receive all of the shown items...some use wear on pieces...

WOOD CASE...labeled Brandis & Sons of Brooklyn NY...Certificate Of Inspection dated Jan. 30 1919...Model 4798 (also marked on case)...key lock & 2 hook eyes...bottom has use scratching.

SEXTANT...arc marked U.S. NAVY 2607, also 4836( graduated from 0-180).



He doesn't know as much as we do about sextants and sextant boxes.   8)
LTM,

           Marty
           TIGHAR #2359A
 
Logged

Ric Gillespie

  • Executive Director
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 5167
  • "Do not try. Do or do not. There is no try" Yoda
Re: Can you add to the list of sextant numbers?
« Reply #453 on: November 02, 2017, 10:31:49 AM »

He doesn't know as much as we do about sextants and sextant boxes.

Not many people do. It's one of the many subjects with which we've had to become familiar.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 29 30 [31]   Go Up
 

Copyright 2017 by TIGHAR, a non-profit foundation. No portion of the TIGHAR Website may be reproduced by xerographic, photographic, digital or any other means for any purpose. No portion of the TIGHAR Website may be stored in a retrieval system, copied, transmitted or transferred in any form or by any means, whether electronic, mechanical, digital, photographic, magnetic or otherwise, for any purpose without the express, written permission of TIGHAR. All rights reserved.

Contact us at: info@tighar.org • Phone: 610-467-1937 • Membership formwebmaster@tighar.org

Powered by MySQL SMF 2.0.14 | SMF © 2017, Simple Machines Powered by PHP