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    Re: Sextant on ebay
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2006 Sep 6, 09:39 -0500

    On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Bill wrote:

    > If I recall, Alex's SNO-T (T for tropical?) is painted a light (metallic?)
    > gray to reduce heat absorption.

    Correct. "T" for tropical. Painted light grey (you can see 3 or 4
    such sextants on e-bay at any given time). Whether "light grey" has some
    relation to "tropical", I don't know.

    > Some
    > manufacturers offer white "tropical"
    > models if memory serves.

    Cassens-Plath, for example. All SNO-T I've seen are of the same
    light grey color.

    > >> "it is not often that you see a polished metal sextant."

    I've seen many brass unpainted sextants, mostly the older ones,
    including C. Plath.
    Many antiques dealers, in particular in Germany, polish all brass
    sextants they sell. This makes them unusable, because they also
    polish the fine silver scale which becomes unreadable after that.
    However this is a common practice (I spoke to these dealers)
    because most buyers buy old sextants for decoration, not for use.


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