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    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!
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    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. 
    Sent from my iPhone

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