The Cary family were one of the finest instrument makers in the world. The Cary family was in business between 1770 and 1851, after which it was run under the Cary name by Henry Gould. The firm became W. Cary & Co. after 1896 and Cary Porter & Co. after 1897.
From the British Admiralty Hydrographic Office. Scale is marked from -5 to 150 degrees. Index arm is fitted with and marked "Reeves Endless Tangent, Patn. 11763, No. 122.With original mahogany fitted box including the star telescope, sun telescope with spare eyepieces and shades and a National Physical Laboratory Class B Certificated dated March 1942. The lid of the box bears a brass plate engraved "LECTRA"/"LYMINGTON"
Case size: 11 7/8 x 11 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Instrument: 10 1/2 inches high, 11 1/4 scale
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