A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: John Karl
Date: 2014 Oct 13, 11:13 -0700
Bill & All,
Those are two good looking octants. The one in the attached pic is not in quite as good shape. But can anyone comment on this octant. On the frame's cross arm it says "JOH NYMAN" and on the left end of the arc it says "Mefser" above the scale, and "London" below the scale. The letter "s" in "Mefser" is not very clear, and neither is the "r."
The mirror below the horizon mirror is mirrored on both sides with a clear vertical slot down the center. Whay this for? And what is the open slot in the frame between these two mirrors for??