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    Re: Sextant Manufacturers
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2009 Nov 28, 11:12 -0800

    By "Explorer's sextant," Syd may of course mean a box sextant, which Stanley 
    certainly sold, but the catalogue illustration that I have, shows that Heath 
    and Co actually made it, as it has their name on it.
    Heath and Co. merged with Stanley in 1926 and thereafter sold Heath sextants 
    under the "Hezzanith" trade mark. Several are shown in Stanley's "U" 
    catalogue as coming from "...our marine section, Heath and Company".
    I have seen one "real" nautical sextant named Stanley, but certainly made by 
    Heath. It is a vernier sounding or survey sextant and I have described it 
    here: http://sextantbook.com/category/sounding-sextants/
    Where in Oz are you, Syd? There may be a list member nearby who can help.
    Bill Morris
    New Zealand
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