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    Gambey sextants
    From: Will O?Neil
    Date: 2001 Apr 27, 11:53 EDT

    In the 1850s, the U.S. Navy's Depot of Charts and Instruments (headed by 
    Matthew F. Maury) bought "Gambey sextants" at least twice from E & GW 
    Blunt in New York. (Also on the shopping list were a number of other 
    instruments as well as books and charts, bought for exploration expeditions.)
    Does anyone have any notion of what a "Gambey sextant" may have been?
    Will O'Neil
    

       
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