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Box sextant


Box sextant used in surveying, made in the first quarter of the nineteenth century and signed by Millar & Adie of Edinburgh

Museum reference



History of Science

Object name

Box sextant, Pocket sextant

Production information

Miller and Adie
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Northern Europe


1800 - 1825


Brass, Silver

Physical description

Brass, silver scale

On display

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