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    Re: Measure-All Inc. of Japan. Is this a Tamaya?
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Jun 5, 19:07 -0400

    Hi Renee,
    This sextant is / was generic. It was sold under a wide variety of names
    including Simex, International, MAC, Master and Capella and others that
    escape me now. Tamaya offered a similar sextant as did Nautech, under their
    private label. Even though we (Nautech) bought ours from Tamaya, it is my
    belief that Tamaya purchased from a low cost manufacturer. As far as I am
    concerned it was a price leader.
    Joel Jacobs
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Renee Mattie" 
    Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 5:08 PM
    Subject: Measure-All Inc. of Japan. Is this a Tamaya?
    > This sextant
    > http://i20.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/ed/17/f5_12_sb.JPG
    > Looks an awful lot like a Tamaya, at least from this one photo.
    > The seller says it is a "MAC-RLV April 1976 ... Made by Measure-all Inc.
    > From Japan"
    > His grandfather bought it for his construction company.
    > Was this a Tamaya knock-off?
    > Was it made by Tamaya for Measure-all?
    > With perhaps a different scope for land-based surveying use?
    > Is it less salt-water rugged?
    > I found a "Measure-All", located in Ohio, with a website
    > (measure-all.com) I have no way of knowing if they are
    > the same company.
    > "Your Source For Precision Measuring Equipment"
    > "Measure-All, Inc.has specialized in the area of gaging
    > and inspection equipment for over 20 years"
    > [but did they also do surveying equipment before then?]
    > "Measure-All can usually find a standard product
    > (that might require slight modification) to solve the
    > gaging requirement."
    > [Would they have sold a Tamaya sextant under their own name?]
    > I have contacted both the seller and Measure-All, but
    > (unsurprisingly) have not had a response yet.  I thought some
    > of the members here in particular might know a thing or two
    > about the history of Tamaya in the 70's.
    > Renee Mattie

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