This one really took us by surprise! A large Corporation came to us wanting sextants mounted on plaques to give as employee awards. So why not, we thought, wouldn’t others want a way to display such a beautiful instrument of romance and intrigue in their office or den?
In searching for a way to do this, we discovered that only the Astra IIIB sextant really lent itself well to to this purpose. With the rear half of its handle removed (as when inserting batteries), it fits neatly and flush into two pre-drilled holes for mounting on this beautiful mahogany plaque. Two additional small holes may be drilled to accommodate the legs, or they can be simply unscrewed and removed from the instrument. The result is a mounted sextant that looks as if it had been engineered for display purposes, yet it can be quickly removed and placed into service. (Please note- the Astra Professional sextant has a different style of handle, and cannot be used on this plaque).
The footed base of the plaque allows it to stand nicely on a bookshelf, mantle, or desk. The foot is easily removed by screws at the bottom to allow it to be hung on a wall. A brass inscription plate is included, which can be engraved and attached where desired. The standard plaque is in solid lacquered mahogany. The actual Astra IIIB sextant is not included with this display, and must be purchased separately. SW 3 lbs.