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    Re: Freiberger Skalen (scale) sextant
    From: R B Emerson
    Date: 2009 Mar 26, 09:57 -0700

    I'm trying to imagine what the image in the scale's scope looks like -
    any chance of a sketch?
    
    Cheers,
    Rick
    
    P.S.  I guess having to change the book's title is part of the price
    of moving to print.  Cheer up - it could be worse:  Found in the
    "Recreation - SCUBA and Snorkeling" section of a book store: "On
    Divers Arts" by Theophilus... [/rolled eyes]
    
    On Mar 22, 6:11�am,  wrote:
    > I have recently been fortunate in acquiring an example of the rare and 
    unusual Skalen sextant that incorporates an totally enclosed glass scale, 
    read by a low-powered microscope. I attach a general view of the instrument. 
    Members interested in its internal anatomy will find an account and more 
    pictures in my blog atwww.sextantbook.com. It represents a very interesting 
    dead end in sextant development.
    >
    > Bill Morris
    > Pukenui
    > New Zealand
    > Linked File:http://www.fer3.com/arc/imgx/GA.jpg
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