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    Re: Resilvering of sextant mirrors:Australia
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2003 Jun 17, 11:30 -0400

    I remember looking into silvering some years ago and seeing that all the 
    traditional methods involved toxins or explosives (i.e. fulminates) which 
    made them really not suitable for most home use today.
    On the bright side, there are commercial sources that resilver mirrors and the 
    actual mirrors should be small enough to simply unmount, ship off, and have 
    properly resilvered wherever the source is.
    Surely there is a lens house in Oz that needs silvering...and in the worst 
    case, a small padded box to the States couldn't cost ALL that much to ship 
    both ways. In the US I would try contacting Robt. White and company in 
    Boston, an incredible vintage firm that still does all sorts of things 
    nautical, or Edmund Optics (aka Edmund Scientific) who cater to the amateur 
    telescope & optical experimental market.
    But I'd bet even money there is a lens house in Oz, more likely 3 of them, 
    that do silvering on lenses and could readily do the mirrors.

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