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    Re: Sextant sales; was: Role of CN at sea, was Re: Averaging sights ...
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2004 Oct 14, 23:33 -0500

    Ken,
    Thank you for your explanation
    > The Astra numbers are good.
    > The Freiberger and Cassens & Plath
    > numbers are my informed estimate.
    
    You are talking of the estimate of worldide sales?
    
    > It seems to me that Nautical Almanac sales would be more
    > germaine to
    > understanding current usage than new sextant sales.
    
    That's what I suggested from the beginning.
    
    >  I submitted this data a
    
    I found it: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 23:14:36 EDT .
    You were writing about 15000 copies per
    year of commercial edition, of which 6000 go
    for export and 9000 consumed in the US.
    
    Most of the US Gov print, you say, go to the military.
    
    So it remains to estimate how many Britain prints
    (This is a joint US-British Gov. enterprise, correct?)
    and how many are printed in other languages.
    French? Russian? Japanese? Chinese??
    
    The 9000 consumed in the US looks suprpisingly high to me.
    Alex.
    
    
    

       
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