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    Re: Historical Magnetic Variation/Declination
    From: Richard M Pisko
    Date: 2004 Jun 20, 00:00 -0600

    On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 13:36:18 -0700, Brooke Clarke wrote:
    >There's a patent on the idea of having the magnetic part of the needle
    >on a hinge so it actually points along the magnetic vector and the
    >needle stays level, good for any latitude.
    Works well in the US - Canadian border region, but since it's in my
    glove compartment I can't remember it's name.  About the size of a
    small matchbox, and has a drop down chrome plated mirror for sighting
    magnetic azimuths.  Suumo, maybe, possibly made in Switzerland instead
    of Finland; has the bar on a little gimbal under the needle.
    Richard ...

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