Refurbished antique English “Husun” Sextant and Case built in the mid-1940's by Hughes & Son based in England. Navigational devices of this type were used to determine a vessel's position (latitude and longitude) from the observation of the heavenly bodies. The (–5<125) degree graduated arc scale is brass, with inlaid silver, and is stamped as follows: "MATE" "SERIAL No 51522" "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" "HUGHES & SON LTD LONDON". Also, the 6” radial arm has the “HUSUN trade mark tag in place. The accessories consist of a 2½ power scope, sighting tube, lock key, and small chamois.This unit is particularly unique in that the swivel reading light is still working with two new AA batteries installed in the handle. The sextant and accessories are housed in its original dovetail mahogany case which includes a functioning “SECURE LEVER” lock and original maintenance instructions, but it has the typical crack across the lid and bottom. A custom made felt lined rectangular wood compartment has been added to the inside front of the case. Your guess is as good as mine what it was designed to hold. This nautical artifact represents the perfect example of British maritime history. Additional Nautical Items Available - Please Call Cliff @ 760-942-2025 For More Information.Additional Nautical Items Available - Please Call Cliff @ 760-942-2025 For More Information.