1940'S WW2 ARMY-AIR FORCE NAVIGATION BUBBLE SEXTANT A-12
We have up for auction a vintage 1940's WW2 Link Aviation Sextant with the original case. It has the original tags and is marked TYPE A-12 Serial # AF$#-10716. I have also printed the original patent for the instrument and will include it when shipped.
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The instrument appears to be in very good condition. The adjustments work smoothly and easily, t is little wear on the crinkle paint finish and as you can see from the pictures the inner workings are surprisingly clean. From what I have read this is an illuminated recording sextant. It uses 2 "C" size batters to light up a bubble chamber and 2 more "C" batteries to light up the scale on the end of the sextant. Fortunately, when the unit was put into storage many years ago the batteries were taken out and the battery holders are clean! The case does show its age, but it is very solid and other than a little dirty is in good shape. The rubber eye piece is still nice and pliable and everything that is supposed to be removable comes right out. None of the parts have frozen in place. The set includes three round plastic cylnders that I believe held paper or wax rings that recorded marks