LOT 274 Est R1000 to R3000 – An English Manufactured WWII Aircraft Navigation Bubble Sextant, Model – MK IX A

Winning Bid: R1,000.00

Item condition: Used

SKU: 274 Category:


Ref no. 68/218, Brit Pats. 480112 490621, the black japanned metal case with rubber rimmed eyepiece & open slot on the front, an attached black drum with winding key, which houses the clockwork automatic averaging attachment (Serial no. 8891/42) battery handle, shade selector knob, bubble control knob, & daylight window, fitted with the bubble & collimating system which forms the artificial horizon on the left hand side, whereas the right side carries the sextant proper, comprising: 2 x mirrors, rotation gear, sunshades, altitude & angle scales, affixed ivorine tablet, wristwatch lighting prism, night lighting control wheel, a built-in lamp for night-time observation & attached swivel clip to the sextant, enabling it to be fitted to the suspension arm in the astrodome. (With original Bakelite transit case with rubber shock absorbers) (Minor losses evident to sextant & to case, age wearing, electrical cord & battery deficient) (20 x 14 x 15cm) Note: One example is housed in the collection of the University of Queensland, Australia, Physic Museum Reference: https://physicsmuseum.uq.edu.au/am-bubble-sextant-mark-ixa

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: barryj

Date Bid User Auto
2021-12-15 13:01R1,000.00barryj
2021-12-04 20:00Auction started