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    Re: Inflation ?????????????
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2005 Oct 13, 21:12 -0400

    My copy of Mixter has no note regarding sextant availability in 1943. I
    can, however, personally attest to their scarcity, although I was in that
    time period able to purchase a second hand octant at the John Bliss
    establishment on Front Street - price $35.00, cash on the barrel head.
    Personally, I believe Mixter's prices to be overstated - if my memory
    serves me correctly, I puchased a 3-ring micrometer sextant in Glasgow
    for less than $100.00 just before V-E day.
    On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 20:10:06 EDT Frank Reed  writes:
    > 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.
    > -FER
    > 42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    > www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars

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