Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Mystery Sextant
    From: Ridge White
    Date: 2017 Oct 27, 08:14 -0400
    John,

    Your sextant looks virtually identical to the M.A.C. sextant, for which I have a number of new parts. Let me know what you might need. Thanks!

    Ridge White

    Robert E. White Instrument Services
    11 Pound Street
    Medfield, MA 02052

    Tel:  508-359-7467

    On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 9:13 PM, John Visser <NoReply_Visser@fer3.com> wrote:

    Thanks, Frank.  I am more inclined to think that these were made by Magma, and private labeled by others, including Tamya.  It appears to be a clone of a C. Plath.  I think Tamya may have been responding to price pressure and contracted for these to fill in the low end.  I have a Tamaya, and it is far superior to this example.  It's also been suggested that folks made counterfiet Tamyas from these.  

    Part of the reason I say this is because my label says Magma Corp., and then "brand: N.Y. Nautical.

    It seems O.K., though, but please excuse, I have made up this alternate narrative I present, based on my observations and reading, and I'm no expert.  



    Attached File:




       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site