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    Re: Artificial Horizon, K & E USN No. 6
    From: Paul Hirose
    Date: 2012 Oct 26, 13:17 -0700

    Bruce J. Pennino wrote:
    > I can't find any reference on this AH.I'm specifically looking for 
    information on the small tip of the "torpedo" which is missing. This tip of 
    the "torpedo" must have threads that go into the spout (I guess).
    >
    > I've found one piece of information that indicates these AHs were sold into 
    1960s.  Anyone have any old K & E (maybe Gurley) catalogs? USN training 
    manuals?
    
    An old K&E magazine ("The Compass") from the 1890s has this picture of
    an artificial horizon kit. The "future article" mentioned on the page
    simply explains the principle of the device and a little about its use.
    I'm sure it has nothing you don't already know.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=tX0SAAAAYAAJ&dq=editions%3AHARVARDHXHJ8E&jtp=3
    
    Stanley (the famous instrument maker) describes the artificial horizon
    in some detail in his book. However, the kit sounds different from
    yours. The hole in the pan has no screw thread, or at least he doesn't
    mention it.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=QzM7AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA405
    
    Nevertheless, the book has a lot of interesting insights from a master
    craftsman. Table of contents:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=QzM7AAAAMAAJ&pg=PR11
    
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