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    USS Constitution Navigational Quadrant Used by Charles Cobb, the Ship's Chief Boatswain, Circa 1812 and Handed Down Through the Family to the Present Day. The large brass and wood quadrant measures approximately 17 x 14-inches. It is maker marked "J. & J. Gardner / Glasgow". The number scale is engraved on bone. The quadrant is beautifully framed under glass to an overall size of 23 x 23 x 4-inches. A label mounted with the quadrant reads: "QUADRENT [SIC] BY GARDENER [SIC] OF GLASGOW / Used by Charles Cobb of Brooklyn on the / U.S. [sic] Constitution in 1812, given by him in / 1830 to his cousin, Daniel Read of Sackets / Harbor - my great grandfather. Cobb was / Chief Boatswain / - William Read Goding". According to information provided by the consignor, Goding (died 1969) claimed the quadrant had been in his family for generations. He bequeathed it to his godson who prepared the label at the time the piece was framed. Not examined outside of frame.

    Condition: Excellent.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    10th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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