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    Re: Dating Hughes and Son sextants
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2015 Oct 2, 22:03 -0400
    Here’s another eBay list:

    4659 vernier 1902 three circle?, March
    7243 vernier 1917 Plath type, class B, August 1917
    7733 vernier 1916 three circle, December
    8935 vernier 1919 three circle, perfect arc August, 1919, no telescopes, vertigris
    9906 vernier 1920 January Plath type, but seller says 3-circle!  Superb condition
    10278 vernier 1920 three circle
    10862 vernier 1920 three circle June, 1920
    12436 vernier 1 three circle, repainted and polished, no evidence of case, one long telescope
    12923 vernier 1920 3 circle, Sept, 2 telescopes, extra eye piece, and sight tube
    13502 vernier 1921 March Plath type, endless tangent screw with release
    13569 vernier 1921 Sept Plath type
    14139 vernier 1924 ? 3/8/24?  Plath type, endless tangent screw with release
    15212 vernier 1926 9/3/26
    16740 micrometer 1930 2/15/30
    18795 micrometer 1935 29 May
    19882 micrometer 1936 24 Sept, no instrument error, no telescope, only peep sight, wooden handle
    20787 micrometer 1937  H.HUGES & SON LTD.LONDON.DATED 6.9.37, no instrument error
    22888 vernier 1939
    23833 vernier 1940 3/2/40 7" 3-circle, no instr error
    24816 micrometer 1941 12/2/41 3-circle, 2.5x, 5x & 9x telescopes, not a black crinkle finish ?2/12/41?
    25410 mictrometer 1941 2/28/41 3-circle, 2.5x, 5x & ?9x? telescopes, black crinkle finish, no instr error
    25966 micrometer 1946 MIGHT HAVE BEEN SERVICED IN 1946
    29939 micrometer 1941
    30268 micrometer 1942 7/30/42
    31240 micrometer 1942 4//43? has alignment telescope
    31674 micrometer 1942 16/2/43? 16/6/43? 31673?
    31746 micrometer 1942 has alignment telescope
    31768 micrometer 1942 has alignment telescope
    32253 micrometer 1942  11/23/42
    32790 micrometer 1943 1/4/43
    33054 micrometer 1943 2/25/43
    34657 micrometer 1943 April 20, 1943; sailing, small radius, read 1 min arc
    35862 fake 1943 7/27/43
    35977 micrometer 1943 8/17/43
    36214 micrometer 1943 Sept 9, 1943
    36529 micrometer 1943 10/18/43, had 5x scope as well as 2x, Mate, no error on the arc, brass handle
    36716 micrometer 1943 9/28/43
    36718 micrometer 1943 Sept 28, 1943
    37290 micrometer 1943 10/30/43 two scopes, three eyepieces, no errors, 6" arc
    37483 micrometer 1943 11/2/43 serial number has an "A" at the end
    39046 micrometer 1944 1/12/44
    40073 micrometer 1944 1/5/44
    40505 micrometer 1944
    41954 micrometer 1944 6/19/44
    43132 micrometer 1944 7/31/44
    44035 micrometer 1944 11/2/44
    44088 micrometer 1944
    44164 micrometer 1944
    46676 micrometer 1945 2/17/45
    46706 micrometer 1945
    46977 micrometer 1945
    48203 micrometer 1945 5/3/45 no errors, has sight tube and extra telescope, maybe 4x, but not on certificate
    48460 micrometer 1945
    48657 micrometer 1945 6/28/45
    49066 micrometer 1945 9/10/45
    49659 micrometer 1945 11/27/45 polished down to brass!
    50117 micrometer       3-ring, grey admiralty, two telescopes, three eyepieces, two ocular shades lattice frame
    50324 micrometer 1946 3/4/46 Gothic, lattice
    50667 micrometer 1946 Gothic, lattice 6/6/46, Natl Physical Lab
    51940 micrometer 1946 3/26/46
    51974 micrometer 1946 7/24/46
    52061 micrometer 1946 5/2/46
    54316 micrometer 1947
    54434 micrometer ?
    54832 micrometer 1947 8/8/47
    55072 micrometer 1948 My sexant
    55726 micrometer 1947 5/30/47 DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A HUSUN: A FAKE
    56687 micrometer 1950 9/8/50 stadimeter
    57097 micrometer 1948 12/31/48
    59636 micrometer 1953 2/4/53
    60641 micrometer 1952
    61349 micrometer 1954 7/23/54, two telescopes
    62439 micrometer 1954 9/29/54, scruffy
    67414 micrometer 1962
    67922 micrometer 1965 6/5/65, mate aluminum?, no light
    68449 micrometer 1963 9/9/63, mate grey crinkle, no light, considerable error, reads to 0.2' not 6", arc grey or aluminum
    69236 micrometer 1979 9/7/79 3 circle, 2.5x telescope, small mirrors ?79?
    70019 micrometer 1966 mate grey, no light
    70982 micrometer 1968 8/2/68
    Fred Hebard



    On Oct 2, 2015, at 9:52 PM, Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com> wrote:

    Welcome aboard Abel. See this post from the archive to date the Hughes sextant. The number you have given seems to have an extra digit. Compare seriel number on sextant arc to listing:

    http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx/Dating-Hughes-Son-sextants-GeoffreyKolbe-feb-2009-g7246

    Greg Rudzinski

    From: Abel Bascones
    Date: 2015 Oct 2, 13:34 -0700

    Good night mates! I'm going to introduce myself, my name is Abel and I'm writing from Spain. I have a little experience with ships and navigation ( naval archited and second mate). One of my hobbies is celestial navigation and other methods of traditional positions. I bought my first sextant when I achieved my first salary as a third officer ( a Chinese copy of ASTRA III). Now I am working onshore as a Ship Manager in a repair yard, and as soon as I have time, always try to practise with celestial bodies, heights and other exercises using my sail boat.

    Last Spring, one more unit has been added to my particular collection, coming from an auction in a smal country in the south of France. Please, updated your list of references from Sextants made by Husun and sons before IIWW.

    My sextant has a reference of: 235666 and was checked on  13/07/1940.

    now it runs perfectly, it has been cleaned, greased and polished properly, and sometimes it is used to calibrate other old instruments included in my particular collection. I have no doubt, English manufacture is quality manufacture over the pass of the years.....

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