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    Cruiser Fix
    From: Steven Wepster
    Date: 2002 Jan 11, 9:12 AM

    Dear list members,
    A friend of mine approached me about a gadget by the name of 'cruiser fix'.
    Presumably it was an instrument for desert navigation during WW II. It was
    of circular form, made of carton or something like it, like a circular
    slide rule or a star finder. We think it made use of the position of the
    sun in the sky and it probably needs date and time as input. I have the
    following questions:
    1. Do you know this instrument?
    2. Is there a good description of the instrument?
    3. Do you know if the instrument itself can be obtained somewhere?
    4. Or maybe are there images of it so that we can reconstruct one?
    Thanks in advance for any reactions,
    Steven Wepster                          wepster@math.uu.nl
                                            tel +31 30 253 1186
    Mathematisch Instituut
    Universiteit Utrecht
    PO Box 80.010
    3508 TA Utrecht
    The Netherlands

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