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SEXTANT T.L AINSLEY SOUTH SHIELDS
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SEXTANT T.L. AINSLEY SOUTH SHIELDS 19TH CENTURY

Elegant sextant executed in a bell pattern of polished brass.  
Signed on the degree arc: made for L.T. Ainsley, South Shields.  
Scale of 0 up to 155 º degrees, with magnifying glass and vernier to 10 seconds.  
The sextant has been carried out with many attachments: four colored sun glasses, three horizon glasses.  
On the index arm as a basis an adjustable and extending telescope.  
As an accessory three extra telescopes, two eye caps, and a wrench for the mirror.  
Very fancy mahogany-wooden travelling box with a lot of brass fitting and a separate clasp,
little ivory plate: ‘The patent Hezzanith sextant’. The instrument has been issued with several patents.  
The sextant fits in the travelling box with a patented clasping system;
the lock is opened by an ingenious box white press-button release system.  
The Kew test certificate indicates zero errors, with the special mirror key the
instrument can be adjusted without deviations.  
By means of the patented mirror system the mirror can be adjusted to all sides.  
Test Certificate National Physical laboratory present.  
High quality and complete implementation.
T.L. Ainsley worked from several locations between 1858-1886.  
This early bell frame sextant has a higher quality then the later types.  
Presumably this is one of the first bell frame models of its type which have been made for
the retail trade.  Later models had a black oxidised brass frame.

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