Nautical Sextant

Nautical Sextant

Regular price $80.00 Sale

The thrill of using the GPS system of sailors 200 years ago will be yours upon acquiring this nautical sextant from United Scientific. This device, developed in rudimentary forms by both John Hadley and Thomas Godfrey in the 1700s, calculates the angles of celestial objects above the horizon for navigation. “Arrr,” you’ll say while determining the direction of Trader Joe’s from your apartment based on the position of the stars. Then you’ll remember you’re thinking of pirates, and that old-timey sailors say “Aye.” “Aye,” you’ll say, “northward be that parking lot where I always almost hit a pedestrian.” This brass nautical sextant comes in an attractive wooden display case and is quite ornamental when it isn’t in use.