Info on Type - C Aircraft Sextant / Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.
Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:08 AM
1 bubble sextant, 2 spare batteries, 2 spare bulbs. It appears to be a U.S. made box with the added Japanese words and sheets. If anyone knows about this type of sextant and what era it is, it would be appreciated. Also as to why a U.S. made sextant is cased and marked in Japanese.
Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:18 AM
any info on this sextant and box would be greatly appreciated. Looking for era and why box is marked in Japanese. Thanks
Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:50 PM
I could not find any reference to a Type C Sextant in the US military, that and the US Bureau of Standards marking make me think it is commercial. Judging by the color of the box probably purchased and used by the Japanese Self-defense Force. If your friend who translated it is young and had no trouble reading it isn't terribly old, if they are older they should be able to give you some idea as to the age by the style of writing. The Japanese language went through many changes after WWII, most young people can't read pre and WWII kanji
Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:38 AM
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