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: Dresden sextant
    From: Stephen N.G. Davies
    Date: 2017 Jun 3, 16:20 +0800
    I was shown an almost identical one only three days ago, with an identical wooden box, only marked with the misspelled name of an English maker from Liverpool. Sorry, can’t remember what the name was save that it was on the same place on the index arm, but the sextant was such an obvious sub-continent tourist gewgaw that I made the point without bothering to go look up the name and moved on. Interestingly it wasn’t badly made - index error 20’ on the arc without any adjustment, no perpendicularity error and only the slightest side error. I’m not sure I would have wanted to take it to sea, but it was amazing how much care had gone into the manufacture of a table decoration…which the owner had supposed to be a valuable antique!
    Stephen D

    Dr Stephen Davies
    c/o Department of Real Estate and Construction
    EH103, Eliot Hall
    University of Hong Kong

    Office: (852) 2219 4089
    Mobile: (852) 6683 3754 

    stephen.davies79---.com
    daiwaisi{at}hku.hk


    On 3 Jun 2017, at 2:18 AM, Jackson McDonald <NoReply_McDonald@fer3.com> wrote:


    Today, in a very remote residence in Ardanaiseig, Kilchrenen, Scotland, I stumbled upon a brass sextant marked "Gustav Heyde, Dresden".  
    
    Is anyone familiar with this sextant maker or vendor?
    
    Three photos attached. 
    
    JMcD
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    
    
    
    

    Attached File:


    Attached File:


    Attached File:


    View and reply to this message


       
    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