Campbell Replica Vernier Sextant

 
 
 
 
 
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£149.00
MSRP: £149.00
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Full-size vernier sextants were, in skilled hands, instruments of great accuracy, practicality and beauty - a joy to own and
 
use, but also essential to the safety of the ship. 
 
 
Our replica Campbell sextant is dedicated to Royal Navy Captain John Campbell, who developed the instrument in 1757.
 
Crucially his invention appeared at about the same time as the first accurate, portable chronometers - and the
 
combination of the two transformed navigation from guesswork to science, saving countless lives at sea.
 
 
 
This importance gave rise to the air of mystique which surrounds the instrument and its use, even in today's age of
 
electronic wizardry. 
 
 
We are committed to bringing our customers the very finest nautical products. As such, detailing of this authentic replica is
 
very impressive, with a solid hardwood handle and protective box, six shades of varying intensity, and a powerful
 
telescope.
 
 
The instrument measures 8x6½", box 9" square. 
 
 
About Nauticalia
 
Nauticalia began in 1974, as a floating marine antiques shop in a converted rubbish barge on the River Thames at
 
Shepperton. Lynn Lewis, an ex-BBC television reporter, and his wife Val, also a journalist, were the founders. As stocks of
 
nautical antiques rapidly diminished, Lynn commissioned a batch of ten detailed replicas from a specialist metal works,
 
and thus began Nauticalia's famous range of reproduction boating and shipping memorabilia.
 
 
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28 Day Returns Policy
 
 
You may return your sheepskin product up to 28 days for a no-quibbles refund. Returns are free for exchanges within 28 days. 
Any faulty products may be returned free of charge within warranty. 
 
Earn points on every purchase in our generous rewards programme. 
 

 

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Reviewed by Mr Thomas, 08/01/16

Superb quality item in an equally superb box.

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