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Ric Gillespie

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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.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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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)
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Ric Gillespie

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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.
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Re: Can you add to the list of sextant numbers?
« Reply #454 on: February 07, 2018, 08:41:39 PM »

Brandis that showed up last week on eBay - Marty you already put this one in the table, but I wanted to document it here.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1917-WWI-Brandis-Sons-US-Navy-Surveying-Sextant-with-Box-Case-/173126547032

Seller’s response to my query about any numbers

"The number on the arch is 4129. The blue stamped number is 4483. Sincerely, Blue Crab Antiques"

I believe that the “blue stamped” 4483 is the faintly visible stenciled number near the right hinge.

so it would look like we have

Brandis 4129
Navy 1530

In box for Brandis 4483
No Navy number
Odd that the box has a USNO calibration certificate, but no Navy number indicated on that cert.

Ric pointed out the following

Brandis 4129 is 629 sextants later then Brandis 3500.
Navy 1530 is only 12 sextants earlier than Navy 1542.

With thanks to Jim Thompson for his sharp eyes.

amck
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