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    Re: Don't do this to a sextant
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2006 Nov 6, 21:05 -0500

    
    Dear Henry,
    
    On Mon, 6 Nov 2006, Henry C. Halboth wrote:
    
    > As long as there is no deformation, I believe restoraton to a condition
    > of serviceability is entirely possible. I have done so with several old
    > sextants/octants that have been missing a variety of parts
    
    Do you make/resilver mirrors yourself?
    
    I am currently shopping for an old vernier sextant,
    mostly paying attention on the state of the arc,
    frame, vernier and filters.
    
    The requirement that mirrors should be also in good condition
    substantially narrows my choice. So I thought of trying to
    learn how to resilver mirrors myself.
    Can you give any advise on this?
    
    I have in mind a recipe from an old navigation book
    which requires mercury and tin foil.
    
    Alex.
    
    
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