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Antique 19thC John Parkes & Sons Nautical Maritime Ships Compass Octant Sextant
…… Made by John Parkes & Sons in Liverpool England, during the late 19th century, this antique Ship’s Octant is made from ebony wood and comes in its original 12 ¼” by 11” by 5” tall dovetailed mahogany case. As you can see in our photographs this 19th century Octant is in very good all original condition. One of the two lenses is missing, but all of the original glass filters & mirrors are present & perfect. The original maker’s label is still retained on the inside of the cover which listes John Parkes & Sons as “Chronometer makers to the Admiralty, Compass Adjusters & Opticians.” The original owner has inscribed his name in pencil on the inside of the lid and there is an old shrikage separation to the top of the box, but there are no other problems or any restorations.
…… The high bidder will find that this 19th century Ship’s Octant has been listed without any reserve! We also, guarantee 100% that the high bidder will be totally satisfied with its age, quality, condition and authenticity or all of their money will be returned!
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