Octant

Object Number: 
1940.455
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Ebony, ivory, brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 10 x 3 1/2 in. ( 30.5 x 25.4 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Ebony, brass, and ivory octant with set of square, framed lenses and inlaid ivory ruler.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this object is a relic of Captain G. F. Lyon's "Haela" and "Fury" expedition in search of a Northwest Passage.
Credit Line: 
Gift of F. E. Ogden, Sr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group