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    History of astro compass?
    From: Richard Irvine
    Date: 2002 Oct 4, 09:56 +0200

    Does anyone know anymore about the history of the astro compass?
    e.g. when did production begin, end?
    Or when did they enter service? Where?
    Which aircraft were they used in?
    Was Sperti the only manufacturer? Does anyone know anything about Sperti?
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Brian Whatcott [mailto:betwys@DIRECTVINTERNET.COM]
    > Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 1:54 AM
    > To: NAVIGATION-L@listserv.webkahuna.com
    > Subject: Re: WWII astrocompass still on Offer
    > I did surrender to the call of the ..er.. astrocompass.
    > Of the three mentioned on eBay, I topped the bidding on the third
    > and highest priced one - at $67 plus S&H  None with bases though.
    > One of them had a noticably wrinkled sight screen (ivory
    > plastic sheet)
    > which I suppose was heat damage.
    > And I am glad: do you hear? Glad!
    > :-)
    > Brian
    > At 07:15 AM 9/25/02, you wrote:
    > >Well worth the price my friend. I paid $350.00 Canadian for
    > mine (astro
    > >compass only)in 1983 so Celestaire's price is quite reasonable.
    > >
    > >Once you have it in your hot little hands, you will not
    > regret it! Now
    > >slowly come to the light...yes, that's it...closer...
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > >Hmmmm.... $295 + $30 for the base.  Still on offer at their URL.
    > > >Just how lustful am I, anyway?  :-)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >Thanks again,
    > > >Brian W
    > Brian Whatcott
    >    Altus OK                      Eureka!

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