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    Re: Sextant manufacturers
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Oct 26, 21:14 +0100

    I had written
    
    | > One example, not on Alex's list, is Sewill, of Liverpool,
    
    and Alex replied-
    
    | I was hesitating about Sewell, because his sextant
    | (your sextant) looks exactly like a Heath of the same
    | epoch. But perhaps "Maker to the Royal Navy" means something,
    | so I added him to the list.
    
    It's Sewiill, not Sewell.
    
    and to his listing of-
    | > | Henry Hughes and Son, formerly Kelvin and Hughes,
    | > |                (Fenchurch str., London)
    
    I suggested that ought to be the other way round..
    |
    | Why do you think so??
    | Kelvin could (and did!) participate in this enterprise in XIX
    | century, while Hughes and Son (=Husun)
    | was very common in XX century. So it looks like they dropped
    | Kelvin's name...
    
    Because Kelvin Hughes still exists, and still has products under the "Husun"
    name, but alas, no longer sextants.
    
    
    |
    | > email "Gloria Clifton" 
    |
    | Do you know of any publications of her
    | with the list of manufacturers?
    
    Yes, but only from long ago.
    
    "Directory of British scientific instrument makers, 1550-1851", by Gloria C
    Clifton, London 1995.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
    
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