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    Re: Mystery Sextant
    From: Ridge White
    Date: 2017 Oct 27, 08:14 -0400

    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.  

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