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Marine sextant

Date made: 1841 (circa)

Maker / artist: Spencer, Browning and Rust

Date collected: unknown

Material: brass|glass|

Period: Georgian

Accession number: F0892

Marine sextant presented by Greenwich Hospital to Stephen Court 1841 . Maker: Spencer Browing & Rust London. Stephen Court (1826-61) was a polar explorer who served with Parry in the search for the North West Passage, fought in the Crimean War and became the Shanghai Harbourmaster (1859-61). He died in Folkestone in 1861.

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