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User:
Weems, Philip Van Horn  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 13 in x 9 in; 11.43 cm x 33.02 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
sextant
Associated place:
United States
Description:
Edwin A. Link, Jr. presented this bubble sextant, in a beautiful alligator case, to P. V. H. Weems. It is a standard A-12 with an attachment that enables the user to view the real horizon. Link applied for a patent on this feature in 1943.
Ref: <i>Link Bubble Sextant (Octant) Model A-12 Handbook: Description, Operation, Use, Adjustment</i> (Binghamton, N.Y.: Link Aviation Devices, Inc., 1943).
Edwin A. Link, Jr., "Navigation Instrument Including a Horizon Attachment," U.S. patent #2,395,559
Location:
Currently on loan
Credit Line:
Weems Memorial Library
ID Number:
AF.59061-N
Catalog number:
59061-N
Accession number:
242229
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-925b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_451561