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    Re: Dating Hughes and Son sextants
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2009 Feb 04, 10:29 +0000

    That is useful Bill - here are a few more culled from ebay.
    
    25379           3.1.41
    27875           30.10.41
    39323           27.1.44
    52322           1.5.46
    36214           9.9.43
    33588           13.3.43
    16740           15.2.30
    18795           29.5.35
    19882           24.9.36
    25379           3.1.41
    29435           21.4.42
    32253           23.11.42
    34657           20.4.43
    36716           28.9.43
    36718           28.9.43
    39046           1.12.44
    40073           1.5.44
    48657           28.6.45
    49066           10.9.45
    51940           26.3.46
    54832           8.8.47
    57097           31.12.48
    59636           4.2.53
    61349           23.7.54
    70982           2.8.68
    
    Geoffrey Kolbe
    
    At 08:53 04/02/2009, you wrote:
    >
    >
    >As a result of acquiring a Husun sextant that I could not date because it
    >had no box or certificate, I have been collecting Hughes and Son serial
    >numbers. Fortunately, their nautical sextants appear to have consecutive
    >numbers, with the series probably beginning around about the year 1900.
    >The date of the inspection certificate can be only a rough guide to date
    >of manufacture and numbers, e.g 42930, are occasionally out of sequence. I
    >would like to fill in more gaps, especially before 1940. Perhaps other
    >readers of NavList can help?
    >
    >    Hughes and Son Sextant Serial Numbers
    >
    >4722                    1905?
    >8550                    12.1919
    >9730                    12.1919
    >10375                   2.1920
    >10999                   8.1920
    >14344                   1.11.30
    >15713                   Vernier sextant with tangent micrometer screw
    >17817                   5.7.32
    >18795                   29.5.35
    >20463                   28.5.37
    >21026                   11.12.37
    >21453                   1938?
    >22992                   19.10.39
    >27096                   2.7.41
    >28785                         42
    >29792                   16.6.42
    >31205                   27.8.42
    >31853                   15.9.42
    >33178                   30.1.43
    >33238                   22.1.43
    >34937                   1.6.43
    >35882                   27.7.43
    >41387                   24.5.44
    >42930                   18.8.47 (Year has been re-typed on cert.)
    >44371                   30.10.44
    >45247                   12.3.45
    >46193                   1.1.45
    >46749                   21.2.45
    >48146                   7.4.45
    >48196                   5.1.45
    >48368                   26.5.45
    >50489                   28.10.46
    >51743                   4.9.46
    >51737                   28.5.46
    >54587                   1947
    >55615                   13.10.47
    >55829                   5.7.47
    >59435                   24.9.52
    >65955                   20.2.59
    >68436                   7.10.63
    >
    >Bill Morris
    >Pukenui
    >New Zealand
    >
    >
    >
    >
    
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