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    Sextant manufacturers
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2007 Oct 24, 16:27 -0700

    Here is a preliminary list of sextant manufacturers.
    Who of these are real manufacturers and who are just
    dealers, I am not sure. But these people/companies
    stamped their names on the arcs of the sextants I've seen
    or heard of. I will appreciate any additions/comments on this list.
    
    British:
    
    Adams
    Allan, London
    Matthew Berge (Ramsden's successor)
    Bate, London
    John Bird
    Spencer Browning
    Cary (Pall Mall, London)
    Cole (London)
    T. Cooke & Sons (York)
    W. C. Cox (Devonport)
    W. Desilva (Liverpool)
    George Dollond (London)
    W. Gerrard, (Liverpool)
    Gilbert and Co (London)
    Gregory and Wright (London)
    G. W. Heath and Co, (Crayford, London; New Eltham, London)
    Hoppe (London)
    Henry Hughes and Son, formerly Kelvin and Hughes,
                    (Fenchurch str., London)
    Hill and Price (Bristol and Cardiff)
    Th. Hummond
    Thomas Jones (4 Rupert street, London)
    Jonmes, Gray and Keen (Strand, Liverpool)
    F. Limbach (Hull)
    Benjamin Martin, Joshua Lover Martin, his son (London)
    Jesse Ramsden (London)
    Rust
    Robinson and Barrow
    Troughton and Simms (former Troughton), London
    Wilson and Gillie, Bruce and sons (Cardiff)
    G. Whitbread (Commercial rd., London)
    Nathaniel Worthington (London)
    
    French:
    
    Dubas (Nant)
    Gambey (Paris)
    Hurliman
    Lenoir (Paris)
    Ponthus & Therrode
    G. Santi (Marseilles)
    Felix Vedy (Paris)
    
    German:
    
    Cassens and Plath
    Freiberger
    Ludolf
    Pistor and Martens
    C. Plath
    
    Dutch:
    
    Benjamin Ayres, Amsterdam
    G. de Koningh
    Observator
    
    Honk Kong:
    
    Gaupp
    
    
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