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    Re: Kollsman sextant
    From: Werner Luehmann
    Date: 2009 Sep 29, 18:55 +0200

    This piece appears from time to time on ebay in Germany.  The chap offering it
    can't find anybody to buy this wreck.
    1. It is an incomplete periscopic sextant, not an MA-1(earlier offers did show
    more pictures) and it is stated so in the offer.
    2. It is obviously not a Kollsman but a predecessor. In Peter Ifland's
    book "Taking the Stars" on page 175 is a picture which shows on the left
    a "Burton Manufacturing Company" sextant that looks close (at least from that
    perspective). This assumption is further supported by the partnumber "MS Part
    No. MS 28011-1" which is stated in the ebay offer as well as under the
    picture in Peter's book.
    
    Werner
    
    
    Am Dienstag, 29. September 2009 16:29:02 schrieb Douglas Simpson:
    > Thanks for the info Ron - it certainly had me guessing!
    > Regards
    > Doug
    >
    > On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 9:21 PM, Ronald P Barrett
    >
    > wrote:
    > >   The MA-1 Kollsman body as shown in the eBay pictures has the clock
    > > (aftbody) removed and the prism optics missing from the aft top side. The
    > > "sky-hook is also missing(which one would use in an astrodome configured
    > > plane in the 50-s when this type of sextant was in use). So it appears to
    > > be a sextant body used for some sort of experimental purpose. Maybe some
    > > sort of bench test tool? Only partial optics and no timer/averager; one
    > > wonders. Interesting.
    > > Ron Barrett, AFNOA (www.afnoa.org) Historian
    > >
    > > --- On *Tue, 9/29/09, glapook---.net * wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > > From: glapook---.net 
    > > Subject: [NavList 9984] Re: Kollsman sextant
    > > To: "NavList" 
    > > Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 6:31 AM
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Is this the one you are talking about?
    > >
    > > gl
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300302981752&ru=http%3
    > >A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%3A80%2Fi.html%3F_nkw%3D300302981752%26_sacat%3D0%26_t
    > >rksid%3Dp3286.m270.l1313%26_odkw%3D300302981752*%26_osacat%3D0%26_fvi%3D1&
    > >_rdc=1
    > >
    > > On Sep 29, 12:10 am,
    > >  >.com>>
    > >
    > > wrote:
    > > > Hi there guys
    > > >
    > > > On ebay there is a Kollsman Sextant (not periscopic)that I can't
    > >
    > > identify. It looks like an MA1 or MA2 (in fact one of the photos has MA1
    > > on it) but again not like any MA1 or MA2 that I have seen before. It
    > > seems to have the start of a periscope (projector lens I think) but then
    > > stops. The
    > >
    > > site that it is on ebay follows:
    > > > http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dllViewItem&item=300302981752&ssP..
    > > >.
    > > >
    > > > Any help would be much appreciated.
    > > >
    > > > Kind regards
    > > >
    > > > Doug
    >
    >
    
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