This fine pocket sextant includes its bespoke leather case with strap in good condition for its age. The piece has a brass casing which can be screwed onto one side to provide a hand hold while the sextant is in use and the other side to protect and store the piece.
Elliott Brothers was originally founded by William Elliott, active 1807-53. In 1850 he formed a partnership with his sons, Frederick & Charles, becoming Elliott & Sons from 1854. They became successors to Watkins & Hill by 1856. The firm much later became part of GEC after moving progressively into electrical equipment and automation. It is now part of BAe Systems.
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