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    Re: Sextant manufacturers
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2007 Oct 25, 11:38 +1000
    Whoops! I thought Greg was referring to the link earlier.

    On 10/25/07, Peter Fogg <piterr11@gmail.com> wrote:
    Think the list is of American manufacturers, Greg.

    On 10/25/07, Greg R. <gregr_ingest@yahoo.com > wrote:

    What, no listing for Astra? I think their sextants are "real", at least
    they seem to work OK for me...  ;-)


    --- alex <eremenko@MATH.PURDUE.EDU> wrote:

    > 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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