Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Don't do this to a sextant
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2006 Nov 6, 16:38 -0500

    Lu,
    
    
    Lu,
    
    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 and have found
    them entirely useable; excepting the arc and vernier most other parts can
    be made or replaced in kind. I do not question a degradation in value by
    the use of non-original or fabricated parts, but the instrument can be
    made useable.There is an old vernier sextant on my workbench right now on
    which I am converting the split horizon mirror to a solid mirror surface,
    which is requiring modification of the horizon frame and the installation
    of new mirror spring clips, all of which I expect to work well on
    completion. It should be added, however, that I have at hand an
    assortment of micro tools as well as watrchmakers' lathes.
    
    
    On Sun, 05 Nov 2006 13:45:46 -0800 Lu Abel  writes:
    >
    > FrankReedCT@aol.com wrote:
    >
    > > And then there's an item for sale on ebay:
    > > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330046150877
    > > 
    > > I don't mind so much that someone has turned an old sextant into a
    > lamp.
    > > It's better than using it as a hammer, I suppose. But look at the
    > > position of the index shades. Ouch. :-)
    >
    > I wonder whether one could recover an antique sextant from the lamp?
    >
    > Other than the position of the index shades (which can likely be put
    >
    > back into position by unscrewing their holder), it looks like it
    > hasn't
    > been mangled too badly.
    >
    > Lu Abel
    >
    > >
    >
    
    
    
    --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
    To post to this group, send email to NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, send email to NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com
    -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---
    
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site