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    Re: Bygrave on ebay
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2022 Nov 16, 17:08 +0000
    Thank you Bill. Yes she is a  gem isnt she? I am so pleased that you have her and will do all the right things. You may know I made a replica some years ago and used that at sea with great success. I think I documented this on Navlist. My craftsman days are over, but I still have that. I cant really ask for payment for homemade modern copy, but it is amazing and just as accurate.
    Do enjoy your gem. It is a unique work of art. The art deco majic has been ignored by everyone but me I think. Quite remarkable for an 1920s military instrument.

    On Wed, 16 Nov 2022 at 16:02, Bill Ritchie <NoReply_Ritchie@fer3.com> wrote:

    Thank you, Francis, for sending your beloved Bygrave slide rule so promptly. The reason for the confusion in previous posts is because I use a different name on eBay!

    It was securely packed and, upon opening, I decided that it is such a gem that I will not touch it until I have bought new white cotton gloves. Then I will restrict my use to a few careful calculations and post a review in due course. 

    I feel honoured to now possess this treasure and pleased that it remains within the NavList community as you so wished. I will be delighted to respond to any posts requesting detailed information on this particular example.

    My best wishes to you. I trust that you will be successful in selling your Fuller slide rule and Astra IIIB sextant.

    Kindest regards,

    Bill Ritchie

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