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    Re: Bubble sextant instructions
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2001 Dec 13, 4:38 PM

    On Thu, 13 Dec 2001 15:06:27 -0500, Craig wrote:
    
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    >You may be describing what is known as a "wheat bulb", because it is the
    >size of a grain of wheat.  Old technology, been around since WWII, after
    
    No, they are much larger than that. The base is about 4 mm diameter (eyeball, 
    I didn't caliper). The bulbs I knew as "grain of wheat"
    didn't even have bases, just a pair of fine wires fused into the glass.
    
    That is why I identified the particular sextant. It may be that the original 
    message was about one that did use 'gow' bulbs. It would not
    be at all difficult to mount LEDs in the bulb bases in my sextant.
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    Contributing Editor           Electronic Products
    
    Is a Double-chocolate Semifreddo the moral equivalent of a Chocolate Freddo?
    
    Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool?
    

       
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