Sextant by Nairne & Blunt


Nairne & Blunt

Fine art poster

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  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 280gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
    • x cm including border ( x in)
    • x cm excluding border ( x in)

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We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Delivery & returns

We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

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Brass frame, wooden handle. Signed on the bottom of the limb ' Nairne & Blunt, London', and marked 'I [foul anchor] R' stamped at the centre of the scale (at 77). Scale on bronzed limb from -3 to 139 by 20', measuring to 124. Vernier to 30'', zero at right. Tangent screw (bent) on top of the index arm, clamp screw on the back. The index glass is fitted with a Maskelyne flap. Three shades (red, red, green), one horizon shade (red). Index glass adjustment by screw, horizon glass by extended lever and clamp operated from beneath the telescope bracket (Peter Dollond's 1772 patent). Telescope bracket in two parts, fitted for correcting collimation error, and perpendicular adjustment by rising piece. Telescope (129 mm), erect image and two parallel wires. Radius 12'' (305 mm).

The Maskelyne flap consists of a hinged brass flap that can be used to obscure the lower (silvered) half of the index glass. The index arm is inscribed: 'Once the Property of Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth, K.C.B., Bart. of Wear B. 1748, D. 1817'.
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  • Image reference: F6820-001

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