The 1940 U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships Mark II Sextant, manufactured by the esteemed David White Company in Milwaukee, is a true treasure for maritime enthusiasts and collectors alike. During World War II, these sextants played a crucial role in determining a ship’s location at sea, helping sailors navigate the vast ocean by measuring the angle between celestial objects and the horizon. The 1940 U.S. Navy Bureau Of Ships Mark II Sextant boasts a sturdy aluminum frame and exquisite graduations etched onto its arc, combining both functionality and a charming nautical design that has made it highly sought-after by collectors. Despite its age, the sextant still serves as a valuable tool for navigation and exploration, a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship and proficiency of the David White Company. The item comes in a box, although the box itself is in poor condition. However, the plaque bearing the manufacturer’s name remains on the front of the box, making it a great addition to any military collection.
Box: 11 1/4″ x 11 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Sextant Weight: 2.5 lbs
Box Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Overall Weight: 6 lbs.
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