1903 Keuffel & Esser Co New York Complete High Grade Sextant in Original Case
1903 Keuffel & Esser Co New York Complete Sextant in Original Case. Keuffel & Esser termed this a "high grade" sextant as made for the U.S. Navy. The frame is gun metal. The scale is silvered, graduated every 10 minutes from -5° to 155° and read by vernier with tangent screw and magnifier to 10 seconds of arc. The inscription reads "KEUFFEL & ESSER Co NEW YORK 8000." The serial number indicates that it was made in 1903. New it cost $120 (Today $3801.85)
The retailer was NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS M. LOW on 44 Fulton St New York 7, NY. This item is on display at and local pick-up available at our retail store in Annapolis Maryland. Please contact with questions.