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    Re: Instrument repair
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2002 Dec 19, 00:42 -0500

    Hello Peter,
    
    The fellow that I am referring to is Frank Bartlett of Chatswood, NSW. Frank
    worked at the RAE plant in England during WWII.
    
    And this has spurred me into a little project to try to track him down
    again....
    
    Robert
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Peter Fogg 
    To: 
    Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:51 PM
    Subject: Instrument repair
    
    
    > Robert Eno wrote:
    >
    > > ... The only person I know of who know/knew
    > > how to fix these things was a fellow in Australia who may or may not be
    with
    > > us anymore. He was over 80 years of age ten years ago. I have not heard
    from
    > > him in a while.
    >
    > If that was Max of Edwin Bowers & Sons Pty Ltd he did pass away a few
    months
    > ago. Apart from being a very nice bloke he will be sorely missed as the
    only
    > person known who could repair nautical instruments: sextants, cronometers
    and
    > compasses. The last time I saw him he had a huge ship's compass on his
    bench he
    > was tinkering with. It seems he was the second generation of a family
    business,
    > but his own son died before him so that dynasty, and business, is extinct.
    >
    > And here I was thinking that the United States may be the closest place to
    now
    > find someone with those skills? If anyone knows of another Australian
    please
    > let me know.
    >
    
    
    

       
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