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    Re: Artificial Horizon K&E No 6 repaired
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2013 Jan 9, 17:36 -0500

    Bill,
    
    > "Quick" is an archaic word meaning "living" or "Alive",
    
    Yes. It really looks alive when you try to catch a drop on the floor
    (my childhood experience:-)
    
    > The method requires tin or silver foil.
    
    I have the method description in some XIX century navigation book.
    I thought that sometime I might try it. (Neither at that time, nor
    at this time I own/owned an ancient sextant that needs resilvering.
    I only sometimes contemplate buying one:-)
    I just thought that tin foil is not likely to be prohibited any time
    soon, so I hurried to buy mercury:-)
    
    Then I also learned that one does not need this amalgam on the mirror
    back side. Back side painted black is supposed to work almost just as well.
    
    > If anyone
    > has an antique tea chest in the attic, I would appreciated
    > a few square cm
    > of the tin foil lining, as I too would like to try the old method
    > described by Lecky.
    
    Yes, Lecky. I am surprised with your request. I will try to find this
    chemical shop I used again... I remember finding it on Google, just typing
    something like chemicals, metals ... for sale.
    Few years ago they has all Mendeleev's table for sale:-)
    
    (Of course I payed $100 plus (+$100+ delivery) for a pound of chemically
    pure mercury,
    but we don't really need large quantities, do we?)
    
    Alex.
    
    
    
    
    

       
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