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    Re: The Big Sextant Manufacturers
    From: Clive Sutherland
    Date: 2007 Oct 23, 09:31 +0100

    Does anyone know if any Left Handed Sextants were made? It seems to me that 
    a normal right-handed person would prefer to hold the sextant in his left 
    hand so that his right had could write down the readings.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Nicol�s de Hilster" 
    To: 
    Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 7:08 AM
    Subject: [NavList 3504] Re: The Big Sextant Manufacturers
    
    
    
    jean-philippe planas wrote:
    > 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.
    Those 'surprising legs' can also be found on most surveyor's sextants.
    The surveyor's sextants have an additional handle that screws into the
    normal handle perpendicularly and makes it easier to take horizontal
    angles. With the additional handle in place it is not possible to lay
    down the instrument in a normal way (e.g. with the handle down) and that
    is why the additional set of legs was introduced. The Observator I own
    even has one of these legs right in front of the telescope, which is
    quite odd. You will find it on my web-site:
    http://www.dehilster.info/instrumenten/sextantgeodetic/index.html
    
    Nicol�s
    
    
    
    
    
    
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