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    Re: Sextant Manufacturers
    From: Tony S
    Date: 2000 Nov 17, 12:26 AM

    You noted:
    ==
    Henry Hughes
    London, England
    Paget Angle Sextant (1900), Brass sextants (1920)
    
    Kelvin & Hughes
    London, England
    Huson (1986?)
    ==
    One or the other existed up to or beyond WW II as "Hugeson" or "Huson".
    I no longer have the two once in my possession.
    
    Tony
    
    > Dan Allen wrote:
    >
    > Has anyone ever seen an attempt at a comprehensive list of sextant manufacturers?  I know that it
    > would be hard to cover the 1700s, and even the 1800s, but perhaps we could make a collective stab
    > at it for the 1900s?  (There is an interesting site for surveying instruments at:
    > http://www.surveyhistory.org/ that is kind of what I am thinking about for sextants, octants,
    > etc.)
    >
    > I have used Peter Ifland's Taking the Stars as well as Bruce Bauer's The Sextant Handbook as a
    > starting point with the list below.  It is ordered by country and will eventually get more
    > organized.
    >
    >
    > Current Sextant Manufacturers (2000)
    >
    > C. Plath
    > Hamburg, Germany
    > Navistar Classic, Navistar Traditional, Navistar Professional
    >
    > Cassens & Plath
    > Bremerhaven, Germany
    > Horizon Ultra, Standard
    >
    > Freiberger
    > Eastern Germany (where?)
    > Drum Sextant
    >
    > Tamaya & Company Limited
    > Tokyo, Japan
    > Spica, Jupiter, Venus (discontinued?)
    >
    > Changzhou Celestaire Instrument Co
    > China (where?)
    > Astra IIIB
    >
    > Davis Instruments Corp.
    > Hayward, California
    > Mark 25, Mark 15, Mark 3
    >
    >
    >
    > Sextant Manufacturers (1900 and later, now out of the sextant business)
    >
    > J. Hicks
    > London, England
    > Box sextant (1900)
    >
    > Cary
    > London, England
    > 4" and 6" (1904)
    >
    > G. W. Heath
    > London, England
    > Hezzanith (1909), 8" Explorer's Kit (1920)
    >
    > Henry Hughes
    > London, England
    > Paget Angle Sextant (1900), Brass sextants (1920)
    >
    > Kelvin & Hughes
    > London, England
    > Huson (1986?)
    >
    > B. Cooke & Son, Ltd.
    > Hull, England
    > The Kingston (1986?)
    >
    > Francis Barker & Son
    > England (where?)
    > Small Craft Precision Sextant (1988)
    >
    > East Berks Boat Co. (EBBCO)
    > Berkshire, England
    > Two plastic models (1986?)
    >
    > Stanley
    > London, England
    > Nautical Sextant (1911)
    > (Replica sextants may still be made which are not suitable for navigation)
    >
    > Fuji
    > Japan
    > Toyo Sokki (1900?)
    >
    > Toizaki and Company
    > Shi Chiba-Ken, Japan
    > Junior
    >
    > Asahi Optical
    > Tokyo, Japan
    > ?
    >
    > Keuffel & Esser
    > New York, New York
    > US Navy Sextant
    >
    > Bausch & Lomb Optical, Co.
    > Rochester, New York
    > US Army A-8A (1942)
    >
    > Agfa-Ansco
    > Binghamton, New York
    > US Army A-10 (1942)
    >
    > Fairchild Camera and Instruments Corporation
    > New York, New York
    > US Army A-10A (1944)
    >
    > Link Aviation Devices
    > Binghamton, New York
    > US Army A-12 (1941)
    >
    > David White Co.
    > Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    > US Navy Mark II (1943)
    >
    > Pioneer Instrument Company
    > Brooklyn, New York
    > US Navy Mark III (1937)
    >
    > Scientific Instruments, Inc.
    > Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    > US Navy Mark III (1977)
    >
    > Bendix Aviation, Pioneer Instrument Division
    > Bendix, New Jersey
    > US Navy Mark IV (1941)
    >
    > Kollsman Instrument Corporation
    > Elmhurst, New York
    > MA1, MA2 (1956)
    >
    > Mergenthaler Linotype Company
    > Brooklyn, New York
    > Ball Recording Sextant (1944)
    >
    > ---
    >
    > Additions, corrections, and comments are welcomed!
    >
    > Dan
    >
    > Daniel K. Allen, Visual Sea
    > danallen{at}nwlink.com
    > www.nwlink.com/~danallen/
    > Navigate | Calculate | Sail
    >
    >
    

       
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