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    Measure-All Inc. of Japan. Is this a Tamaya?
    From: Renee Mattie
    Date: 2004 Jun 5, 17:08 -0400

    This sextant
    http://i20.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/ed/17/f5_12_sb.JPG
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=26204&item=3819876486
    
    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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