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    Patent Greatest Angle Clamp
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2014 Jan 23, 22:27 -0500

    Don -

    Here is the only candidate possible from espace.  There are only 34 (!?!?) patents from 1800 - 1920 concerning sextants.  This is the only one feasible.

    http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?DB=EPODOC&II=3&ND=3&adjacent=true&locale=en_EP&FT=D&date=18950706&CC=GB&NR=189424101A&KC=A

    Its an 1894 patent concerning sextant attachments.  Unfortunately, we cannot see any details. 

    Is there another way to see this?

    Brad

    On Jan 23, 2014 7:12 PM, "Brad Morris" <bradley.r.morris---.com> wrote:

    Hi Don

    After many hours of searching via Google for "greatest angle" & etc, I am forced to abandon the search in the way I'm doing it.

    However, there are only about 6500 UK patents until the year 1900 (based on other returns).  Perhaps now its time for an exhaustive search, with just a glance at the patent drawing for each.  Since the drawing will of necessity include a sextant, this should be fairly rapid.  The assumption is that there is a way to look at them that way.

    Brad

    On Jan 21, 2014 11:17 PM, "Don Seltzer" <timoneer---.com> wrote:

    Brad wrote:
    I don't know how you are getting the UK Patent reprints. Perhaps you can show us how. Until then....

    This patent: Apparatus for testing the centering of divided arcs of circles
    United Kingdom Patent 316438-A is a valuable device that uses prisms to let a navigator (not a calibration house) test his arc. Its what Frank and Alex were briefly chatting about 7 years ago.
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    No big secret. I used the European Patent Office search engine, espace.net

    Here is the patent you seek:


    http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?DB=EPODOC&II=10&ND=3&adjacent=true&locale=en_EP&FT=D&date=19290801&CC=GB&NR=316438A&KC=A

    On the left side, click on Original Document to view and download.

    Now I challenge you to find that mysterious patent for that 1st generation Greatest Angle Clamp.

    Don Seltzer
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