Sextant [Bubble]

Bendix Aviation Corporation, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Bendix Aviation Corporation, Manufacturer
Description
Sextant- Bubble Type AN 5851-1 (with altitude averaging device). Bendix Aviation Corporation. Also purpose-built carry bag.
-1 Sextant. - Manufacturers part no. 3014-1-B; Serial No.AF-43-14627.
Black, crinkle finish or smooth, with large grey rubber eye-piece. Square base with large round structure on the left-hand side - used as a hand grip - which also extends forward with an adjustable at the end. The eye-piece sits in the middle, between this and a tower, also used as a handpiece, on the right which has various function switches and a prism inset on the top, facing forward; the tower has a ring for securement on the inside face. In front of the tower is a grooved and calibrated cylindrical focusing mechanism; there are 2 electrical connections, also at the front, presumably for connection to a battery. The base has 2 instruction plates on 2 sides and a reference plate underneath.

-2 Carry bag - Canvas, green, with leather handles, each split into 2; also leather corner-pieces on the bottom and at the end of the zip. Sealing zip fastener with black plastic/rubber, running over the top - also a steel dog-lead snap-fastener at the top for secure attachment. Purpose-built. Padded sides, with 2 cushions inside; data, painted in white, on 2 sides and one end. "Handle with care. This case contains a precision instrument. Sextant type A-15, Spec. 21292. Remove battery from battery case before storing".
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Textile/Canvas
Processed Material/Metal
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Signature/Marks and Type
SEXTANT - BUBBLE TYPE / (WITH ALTITUDE AVERAGING DEVICE) / AN - 5851 - 1 / MFRS. PART NO. 3014 - 1- B / MFRS. SERIAL NO. AF-43-14627 / CONTRACT NO. AC-32752 / BENDIX AVIATION CORPORATION / ECLIPSE PIONEER DIVISION Maker's Plate
HANDLE WITH CARE / THIS CASE CONTAINS A PRECISION INSTRUMENT / SEXTANT, TYPE A-15, SPEC. 21292 / REMOVE BATTERY FROM BATTERY CASE BEFORE STORING Printed
CASE-SEXTANT CARRYING / NO. 0782250-1 / [BENDIX AVIA]TION CORPORATION / [...] PIONNER DIVISION Printed
Accession No
1986.44
Credit Line
Bendix Aviation Corporation. Sextant [Bubble], 1986.44. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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