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    Re: The Big Sextant Manufacturers
    From: Federico Rossi
    Date: 2007 Oct 23, 08:36 +0200

    In Italy we had "La Filotecnica Salmoiraghi" which used to manufacture high 
    quality sextants up to the 60's.
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    Date      : Mon, 22 Oct 2007 22:22:23 -0700 (PDT)
    Subject : [NavList 3500] Re: The Big Sextant Manufacturers
    > In France we had POULAIN (from Montrouge) sextants which were a good design 
    with surprising legs on both side wich enabled to store the sextant in its 
    transit box in a position where you could directly grab it by the handle for 
    use. It enabled to store it "upside down with respect to almost any other 
    brand. The company went out of business in the nineties but their product 
    seems to still be manufactured in a very small outfit in Normandy. Only a few 
    tens are manufactured each year.
    >   JPP
    > Alexandre E Eremenko  wrote:
    > On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Dan Allen wrote:
    > > but has France ever had a
    > > major sextant manufacturer?
    > A. Hurlimann is the one I know.
    > > such as a list of sextant
    > > manufacturers
    > Good idea.
    > There were also Danish and Dutch sextant manufacturers,
    > I've seen many sextants from these countries.
    > And Russian, of course:-)
    > My guess would be that Astra, Freiberger and SNO
    > are the most common metal sextants nowadays.
    > Next probably goes Tamaya with clones.
    > Or am I wrong?
    > Alex.
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