A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Robert Eno
Date: 2017 Mar 16, 08:21 -0600
Good luck on that. I have been looking for one of those for years. My late old friend John Luykx owned one but hung on to it with an iron grip. After he passed away, I don’t know what became of it. I did see one for sale some years ago on Captain Joel Jacobs’ website but it was out of my price range.
Ilon box sextants were, I believe, manufactured in New York but I suspect not many were manufactured as evidenced by how difficult they are to find.
From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Ron Wisner
Sent: March-15-17 3:14 PM
Subject: [NavList] Re: Advice on Box Sextant
I teach celestial navigation and would like to buy an Ilon sextant. Any suggestions?