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    Re: Don't do this to a sextant
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2006 Nov 05, 13:45 -0800

    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
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