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    Re: Celestial in the Gulf of Oman
    From: John Brown
    Date: 2014 Sep 9, 08:57 -0700

    Looks like a Kelvin Hughes 'Mate' 3 Circle sextant.  Very popular in UK merchant ships at one time, due to lowish cost. (About a month's pay, for a newly certificated 3rd Mate in the early 1960's).

    Perhaps this is also the sextant on the front cover of Reed's Astro Nav tables.

    John



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