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    The Big Sextant Manufacturers
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2007 Oct 22, 17:31 -0600
    Who were the big sextant makers?

    As far as German manufacturers go, the big one was of course C. Plath.  There were other Plath offshoots and I am sure that there were more.

    As far as Japanese manufacturers go, Tamaya continues to make sextants, probably the best maker left, and I know that Fuji made sextants 100 years ago.  Pentax did too, I think.

    England had several good brands as well, but has France ever had a major sextant manufacturer?  A name does not come readily to my mind.

    America had a few makers of military sextants, but not too many sextants for the average yachtsman.

    What this list needs is an email-based Wiki where we could all contribute to various articles -- such as a list of sextant manufacturers -- so that there is a slowly growing repository of information that we can all create, agree on, and perfect.

    Dan Allen
    N39.997° W111.757°





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