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.
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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. Box measures 9" square. Sextant is 7".

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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Verified Customer Reviews (4)
Overall Product Rating 3.8 / 5
30 Apr 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 Jul 2014
By
Superb product supplied in equally superb brass-bound box
22 Jan 2014
By
Good
14 Jan 2014
By
it was fine
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Sextant
By , 11 Mar 2017
Is this a proper instrument for use at sea to find where one is on the ocean? Thank you
Nauticalia Customer service
The Campbell Sextant has fully functioning parts but is not intended for serious use.
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