A fine example of a WW1 military pocket or box sextant in excellent condition, and signed on the face'EXCELSIOR WORKS Co. It's also engraved with a military double crowsfoot on the outer cover, indicating it was formally decommissioned into the army surplus market after the war. Constructed of oxidised lacquered brass, the outer cover is of the bayonet fixing type and has the same makers marks and serial numbers engraved on the outside. Viewing is through a sliding brass pinhole shutter viewfinder and it has two internally housed retractable sun filters. The silvered vernier scale of 0 to 130 degrees and magnifyer lens are all in good condition, as are the mirrors.
In full working order, it measures 70mm diameter x 35mm closed depth and weighs 370 grams in its leather case, which is also in excellent condition. Please study the photos as they are part of the description, and I will be happy to answer any questions if I can. Please check out my other auctions for more interesting items. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Field Gear".uk433" and is located in this country: GB.
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