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    Re: MS-733,Simex,Astra IIIB + sextant calibration
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2004 Feb 2, 15:05 -0500

    Thanks.  That's what I've heard to, but there have been more recent
    claims that it still could be done here.  Mr Luykx (I have to look up
    his web site every time to spell his name
    ) didn't do it.
    I really enjoyed talking with him.  He was a fine gentleman.  He was
    Navy, but I don't know whether a QuarterMaster or officer.  It's
    possible that before 1960 or so many of the people taking sights were
    officers, but don't know that.  I would guess the modern QuarterMaster
    would correspond to the old Masters on the British line of battle
    On Feb 2, 2004, at 2:37 PM, Royer, Doug wrote:
    > Fred,I made inquires in the past and posted my findings to the list
    > about
    > calibrateing sextants and was told by more than one person in the
    > industry
    > no one in the states renders that service anymore.Mr. Luykes may have
    > but he
    > passed away last year.

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