Sextant with accessories and case, used by Phillip Parker King (attributed), metal / glass / wood, made by Matthew Berge, London, England, 1805-1819
Small 'pocket' sextant, with accessories. Sextant is of brass, partly blackened, with silver vernier scale. Comes with a range of telescopes, eyepieces and sun filters, all contained in a polished cedar case with brass fittings. The case fits into an outer leather carrying case, with the names of previous owners written on it in ink. The case is a six-sided, irregular polygon.
(-1) Sextant arc supported by 'A' frame
(-2) Brass component, with height and angle adjustments
(-4) Wooden grooved knob on brass thread
(-5) Brass, tapered cylinders, thread at one end and hole at other end
(-6) Brass screw head, possibly broken off something
(-7) Aperture cap (fits on -3)
(-8) Brass circle containing a roll-out circle, with four cut-outs, three supporting pieces of glass
(-9) Eyepiece support
(-10:12) Lens eyepieces
(-13) Cedar case
Manufacturer's name and location engraved onto cross bar of 'A' frame, "Berge London late Ramsden".