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    [Fwd: late-night sextant sights?]
    From: Rick Emerson
    Date: 1998 Jul 08, 4:56 PM

    dashmanc{at}idt.net writes:
     > If you have a periscope sextant, it was probably made by Kollsman.
     > Kollsman is still in business and has a website, and they still make
     > aviation instrumentation, but, alas, no more sextants.  However, they
     > will send you a photocopy of the user manual as a courtesy, and that
     > explains how to use the averager.  Surplus Shed (www.surplusshack.com)
     > was selling them for a while for $50.-- (yeah, 50 bucks) but he's not
     > listing them any more.  I can try to scan the instruction man. (assuming
     > your model is similar to mine), or if you give me your fax #, I'll try
     > to fax it to you. Anybody know how to find the mount for one of these?
     > About a third of the instrument's capability is tied to the mount--it
     > allows the sextant to double as a celestial compass--and a lot easier to
     > use than the old WWII beauties.
    
    Well, now, as a matter of fact, that's exactly where my sextant came
    from.  And, suprise, suprise, the sextant is built by Kollsman.  Guess
    who'll get a web page hit...  If anyone wants mine, I could let my arm
    be twisted... [g]
    
    My early 60's edition of Bowditch shows the sextant installation and
    the azimuth unit seems rather complex.
    
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
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