Captain Campbell's Vernier Sextant

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Full-size Vernier sextants were, in skilled hands, instruments of great accuracy, practicality and beauty - a joy to own and use, but also essential to the safety of the ship.
Our replica is dedicated to Royal Navy Captain John Campbell, who developed the instrument in 1757. Crucially his invention appeared at about the same time as the first accurate, portable chronometers - and the combination of the two transformed navigation from guesswork to science, saving countless lives at sea. This importance gave rise to the air of mystique which surrounds the instrument and its use, even in today's age of electronic wizardry.

Detailing is impressive, with hardwood handle and protective box, six shades of varying intensity, and a powerful telescope. Instrument measure 8x6.5", box 9" square.

Please note: The Campbell Sextant has fully functioning parts but is not intended for serious use.

Brass

Brass - an alloy of copper and zinc - is easy to work with, can be polished to a gleaming shine, and it has a high degree of corrosion resistance, making it the traditional choice of metal for use in harsh marine environments.

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Overall Product Rating 4 / 5
30 April 2015
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The item was not properly assembled and came to me with loose parts and screws rattling around in the box.
04 July 2014
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Superb product supplied in equally superb brass-bound box
22 January 2014
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Good
14 January 2014
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it was fine
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Sextant
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11 Mar 2017
Is this a proper instrument for use at sea to find where one is on the ocean? Thank you
The Campbell Sextant has fully functioning parts but is not intended for serious use.
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