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    Re: Replacement horizon mirror for a Kelvin Hughes sextant.
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2019 Oct 3, 19:07 +0100

    Many thanks Bill,
    I have found a good, fairly cheap  re-silvering crew (telescope people really) 
    and expect it back in the next 2 weeks. If no good, I'll look at the new 
    replacement option, but money is a bit tight at the moment for obvious 
    reasons!
    Otherwise the sextant looks good. Thanks for the metallurgy info. It is 
    certainly a lot heavier than my aluminium Astra B. Can't wait to try it out 
    when I get the horizon mirror back. 
    May be picking your expert brains again later if you have time.
    Best wishes
    Francis
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Bill Morris
    Sent: 03 October 2019 16:32
    To: francisupchurch---.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Replacement horizon mirror for a Kelvin Hughes sextant.
    
    Francis,
    I have just caught up with Navlist after a prolonged distraction involving 
    restoring an antique chronometer. If you are still looking for a new horizon 
    mirror please contact me at nzengineernzATgmail.com, or you could follow the 
    instructions here: https://sextantbook.com/?s=new+sextant+mirrors
    The arc of your Kelvin HUghes sextant is very likely nickel silver, i.e. a 
    bronze in which about half the zinc has been replaced by nickel.
    Kind regards
    Bill Morris
    Pukenui
    New Zealand
    
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