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    Naval Sextant: Henry Hughes & Son, in the Original Fitted Mahogany Case with H.M.S. Battleaxe Plaque. This sextant has a frame of blackened brass. The silvered scale is graduated every degree from -5° to +130°. The sextant has a brass "Husun" plaque and is inscribed "22668" "NSK". It measures 9.5" x 10" and is housed in the original 11.5" x 12" mahogany case with brass mounts. The lid has the 1959 inspection certificate. Light surface wear, else very fine.

    The firm begun by Henry Hughes in the 1830s became H. Hughes & Son in 1875, and H. Hughes & Son, Ltd. in 1903. After a merger with Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird, Ltd. in 1947, it became Kelvin & Hughes, Ltd. The "Husun" trademark was in use by the 1920s.

    HMS Battleaxe (D118), a Weapon class destroyer of the Royal Navy, was completed just after the Second World War. It was constructed by Yarrow Shipbuilders, launched in June 1945 and scrapped in October 1964.


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    December, 2008
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