30 Dec 2012
H HUGHES AND SONS MARINE SEXTANT
We have for sale a very fine quality vintage marine sextant by H Hughes and sons ltd of London, serial no 54131. the inspection label inside the lid is dated 18/4/1947.It is in lovely condition none of the glass or mirrors are cracked or broken and i can see no damage what so ever, the case measures 275mm x260mm x 140mm there is a crack to the lid of the case clearly visible in the pictures. the front has a brass plate with the owners name W G KERR.
Captain William G Kerr was a local man born in Glenarm County Antrim N Ireland and lived most of his life in Drainsbay on the Antrim coast between Larne and Glenarm. He died several years ago having lived into his late 80’s, I bought this sextent from his grandson who told me that his grandfather was a captain with Shamrock shipping and Roberts.Jem line of glasgow in his early life and later with Kellys mainly shipping to Norway,Sweden and Poland. He was also the youngest captain in Northern Ireland to get his captains ticket at the age of 18.On a personal note i meet Captain Kerr several times and can say he was an absolute gentleman. I have borrowed a picture of the man himself for this listing it has to go back to the family but i have there permission to email a copy of it.
PLEASE CONTACT IF YOU REQUIRE ANY MORE PICTURES OR INFORMATION ON THIS ITEM AND WE WILL BE ONLY TO PLEASED TO HELP.
UNITED KINGDOM POST AND PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE LIST PRICE. IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK PLEASE CONTACT FOR A QUOTATION.
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