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    First sextant "in the Moon"
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2014 Mar 11, 20:12 -0700

    The movie "First Men in the Moon" based on the novel by H.G. Wells came out in 1964 and depicted a mission to the Moon launched from England in 1899: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Men_in_the_Moon_(1964_film). There's a sextant briefly shown in the film. You can see it in the attached images. How old would you say the sextant is? It seems to me the producers found an appropriate period instrument. It's not treated with much respect by the principal characters...

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