Early 19th Century Naval Navigational Octant by John Crichton (London) in Original Case, circa 1830s

Early 19th Century Naval Navigational Octant by John Crichton (London) in Original Case, circa 1830s

$1,450.00

Early 19th Century Naval Navigational Octant by John Crichton (London) in Original Case, circa 1830s, an ebony frame quadrant with brass mounted lens, mirror, shades, index arm, hinge and feet, with bone calibrated scale and maker’s plaque inscribed “Crichton. London. Made for Blakeney & Cameron, Glasgow.” Later paper label on interior of case for Chronometer Maker and Ship Chandler “DeMorv Gray & W.D. Alder, Successors to Geo. C.A. Baker, No. 62 South Street, New York.”

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Early 19th Century Naval Navigational Octant by John Crichton (London) in Original Case, circa 1830s, an ebony frame quadrant with brass mounted lens, mirror, shades, index arm, hinge and feet, with bone calibrated scale and maker’s plaque inscribed “Crichton. London. Made for Blakeney & Cameron, Glasgow.”

The fitted oak case retains original brass lock (no key present) and hinges, and on the interior bears a period paper label from the Chronometer Maker and Ship Chandler “DeMorv Gray & W.D. Alder, Successors to Geo. C.A. Baker, No. 62 South Street, New York.” The bottom of the case bears the owner’s hand scribed paper label of “Ira Warren Dennison M.D., #101 The Wy__nin_, Washington, D.C.” (likely Wyoming Street).

The instrument remains in very good condition, with the expected wear from use. The case also remains in very good condition, with a tight age crack from shrinkage and a small chip lost from a bottom corner.

Instrument Measures: 13 in L x 10-1/2 in W x 3 in H
Case Measures: 14-1/2 in L x 13 in W x 4 in H

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