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    Re: Chasing Shackleton
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2014 Jan 17, 18:52 -0500
    What?!  No plastic sextants in your collection?


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    From: Brendan Kinch <brenkinch---.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000---.com>
    Sent: Fri, Jan 17, 2014 4:37 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Chasing Shackleton


    Hi Brad…..for sure the frame and parts were supplied by Heath even though it says “Sewill. Maker to the Royal Navy. Liverpool”. Sewills also ‘made’ chronometers – but inside they were really Mercer . Not unusual and the Heath frames are seen with many different maker’s names. I am a collector (as well as ex navigator) so I see many different types with very similar traits here and there. (Just look at the swing arm also on the Sewill).
    The handle is full ivory – another photo attached.
     
    I have another – Bell frame by Heath, New Eltham, that has the huge scope as on yours but one of the more interesting ones is the one by Loriux a Hurlimann, Paris…..look at the scope on this one… (see attached). Another nice feature on this one is the Wollaston Prism; see it just above the 4 index shades.
     
    Kinch
     
     
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Brad Morris
    Sent: 17 January 2014 21:13
    To: BrenKinch---.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Chasing Shackleton
     

    Kinch
    Those binoculars look exceedingly familiar, right down to the method of attachment. Is it a Heath sextant? Much of the other characteristics say it is a Heath as well.
    I'm also interested in the handle. You say it is of ivory? The entire handle or just a piece for marking down observations, like a white board?
    It is certainly a beautiful!
    Brad
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