Antique Marine Sextant Octant Made by C Plath Hamburg Germany
Featured below is a rare example of genuine sextant used by explorers for navigation on the sea. This is an excellent brass 9 inch radius sextant made by C Plath Hamburg Germany in early 1900’s. The device has most of the parts and accessories in place: a silvered scale divided 0-120, brass index arm with vernier scale (the vernier scale magnifier has a few cracks), tangent-screw with clamp, one sighting telescopes, one green sun shades, one index and one horizon mirror, and a strong wooden handle and a nice wood case. One of the sextant legs is missing, a replacement wooden peg was made for easy display. The case has some wear and tear due to the age. The device will make an excellent addition to your collection of early navigational instruments.