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    Re: Inflation ?????????????
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2005 Oct 12, 20:10 EDT

    Henry H, you quoted Mixter as  follows:
    "Prices of new micrometer sextants available in New York in 1940 are  from
    $150 to $250."
    The usual inflation calculators give a factor of  about 10 to 13 for the
    interval from 1940 to 2005 so that's $1500 to $3250 in  today's money. Pricey!
    Does your edition of Mixter have the footnote  saying that in 1943, there are
    almost no sextants available in New York at any  price? When I finish my time
    machine, I'm gonna take a dozen GPS receivers back  to the year 1943. I just
    hope I can fit the satellites in it, too.  
    By the way, it never fails to amaze me which posts (of my own)  generate
    replies and get conversations rolling and which ones just sit there.  You never
    can tell, and you surely shouldn't take it personally.
    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.

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