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    Re: Ramsden Sextant on eBay
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2019 Dec 17, 16:40 -0500
    There was no RN officer named David Ross during this period.
    There was an American David Ross who served in the Continental Navy, and in 1800 commanded a privateer during the Quasi-war with France.

    Don Seltzer


    On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 3:48 PM David Pike <NoReply_DavidPike@fer3.com> wrote:

    There’s currently a Ramsden Sextant for sale on eBay. It’s a bit out of my league, but if genuine it could be quite a find. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANTIQUE-ASTRONOMICAL-MARITIME-SEXTANT-RAMSDEN-LONDON-C1780-CAPTAIN-DAVID-ROSS/233431855931. I can't find one exactly like it on Google, but the Vernier looks very Ramsden like.  The bit about Bakelite is clearly wrong if it is a Ramsden.  It wasn't invented until 1907. There was a Captain David Ross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ross_(naval_officer) . DaveP

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