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Brand: Vintage World
Product Name: Sextant – Nautical Marine (Hexagonal Box)
Model #: STN 101
Pack Contents: Brass Sextant, Wooden Case/Box
Colour: Brass Antique Finish, Dark Wood
Materials: Combination of various metals, wood
Uses: Home Decor, Gift, Souvenir, Collectable, History, Art and Craft.
Sextent Width: 150 mm
Sextent Depth: 150 mm
Case Width: 150 mm
Case Depth: 150 mm
Case Height: 80 mm
Product Weight: 680 gm
Shipped From: Melbourne
Shipping Provider: Australia Post & All Major courier services
Additional Delivery Information: Estimate Delivery 2 – 5 Business Days
Returns: Easy Return & Exchange
Insurance: Recommended At Extra Cost, Please Ask For Details
Further Information: Visit our Facebook page, Vintage Nautical Australia.
Disclaimer:All of our items are handmade (HANDCRAFTED) by master artisans who employ techniques (TOOLS) and traditions that are often centuries old. Some natural blemishes or imperfections are to be expected. These are not product flaws. Instead, they are precisely what make these pieces so extraordinary and beautiful.
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The sextant is a “doubly reflecting navigation instrument that works by measuring the angular distance between two visible objects” and derives its name from the shape of its frame which, traditionally, is one-sixth of a circle, or in Latin, sextantis/sextãns. Isaac Newton had explored its principles back around the turn of the 17th century, well before the invention of satellites and our ever-loved but over-relied upon GPS (or even electricity itself). For that reason alone, they make an invaluable tool for anyone planning to rewrite the record book and circumnavigate the globe in their handmade, one man canoe!
The Vintage World range of Sextants are not only beautifully hand-crafted examples of this sailor’s ‘best friend’, they are also a great dinner-party conversation starter. All our sextants are presented in their own custom-made wooden box, making them the perfect gift for anyone that has an interest in the history of navigation, in old-school exploration and discovery, in applied mathematics. Or for someone who simply appreciates having stunning and intriguing antique-inspired pieces in their collection.
Uncommon, Unique and Priceless gift for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas.