S5 Great Old English Sextant
This is a great old sextant made by the Thomas Ainsley company in South Shields, in the north part of England. His firm was in business from 1858 to 1886. The sextant was sold or serviced in Boston by the F.W.Lincoln, Jr. and Co. at 126 Commercial St. They operated from 1839 to 1883. Mr. Lincoln was the great, great grandson of Paul Revere and went on to serve as mayor of Boston from 1857 to 1864.
The sextant is in excellent condition, as is the box does have a crack in the top.
Box is 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 inches high.
Price includes $50 shipping cost to lower 48 U.S. states.