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    Re: Sextant Manufacturers
    From: UNK
    Date: 2009 Nov 27, 21:55 -0800

    Dan Alllen, I have just purchased an explorers sextant made by Stanley circe 
    1915 and now I would like to obtain as m,uch information as possible on their 
    history and usage. I am 76 live by the sea and have the time and the locality 
    to learn how to use one. Originally i collected marine chronometers, but with 
    one of these plus a prismatic compass of the same era there is a whole new 
    world of enquiry open to me. I can navigate and use a prismatic compass which 
    I had for trips into our " outback " and desert areas; probably of more use 
    today than a GPS in those areas.
    Is it possible to obtain an instruction manual for one of these sextants, and 
    where would I start? I look forward to hearing from you..   Regards  Syd 
    I hasten to add I live in Victoria Australia, whether or not it is relevant I don't know.
     Some more makers: Elliott Bros London circa 19th Cent, Negretti & Zambra 19th C,   
    think they equipped Darwins Beagle voyage; Newman and Gaurdia London similar 
    vintage, and finally Hall Bros London similar vintage. Searching for my 
    sextant brought up these names. Initially I wanted one built by Negretti and 
    Zambra, I think specific makers take time to locate. It has been a long ps.
    [Sent from archive by: syd-christine-AT-virtual.net.au]
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