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    Octant Question
    From: John Karl
    Date: 2014 Mar 2, 14:34 -0800

    For years now I've had an octant hanging on my wall which I know nothing about. I have no case or documentation.

    On a frame's cross member (parallel to the arc and roughly half-way between the arc and the index mirror) is printed . JOH NYMAN . on an ivory inset.

    On the ivory arc scale at the 95 degree location is printed "Me fser" and below that it says "LONDON"

    I'm not sure if I'm reading several letters right in the "Me fser". The f, s, and r are hard to decipher. For example, the r actually look a lot like a Greek gamma. I'm not even sure if there's meant to be the space between these six letters...

    Can anyone tell us anything about this octant?
    John K
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