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    Re: Sextant maker's mark
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2008 Jan 15, 01:27 -0800

    I can't believe that I am the only person who has ever noticed this
    mark on a sextant. Perhaps the question got lost in the post-holiday
    On Jan 9, 8:00�pm, engineer  wrote:
    > I am resurrecting an old micrometer sextant, ostensibly of Japanese
    > manufacture. In the silver insert of the limb, at the right hand end
    > is the kanji character for "tama"(precious stone or gem)in a 3 mm
    > diameter circle. Below that in sans serif numerals is "No 606".
    > However, on cleaning the bronze frame for repainting I found a 3mm
    > high stamped mark next to where the horizon mirror is mounted. It is
    > in the form of an anchor with two stocks, one of which is concave
    > downwards. It was invisible beneath the paint.
    > I have a vague memory that this is the mark of a German maker, in
    > which case this is an example of badge engineering. Can anyone
    > identify the true maker of this instrument, please?
    > Thanks
    > Bill
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