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    Re: Sextant with Ivory Scale, Serial No 577 by G. A. Berry & Son, Hartlepool,
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2020 Dec 9, 05:01 -0800

    Bill Morris you wrote:  Many clocks, sextants and the like, including marine chronometers, bear the name of the retailer rather than that of the maker ...........

    Bill
    Thank you.  That’s more or less what I expected.  Therefore, this item should be treated as a curiosity rather than a significant find and certainly not worth its appraisal value of $1400 or the $1300 asked.  I was aware of retailers having their own name engraved upon makers sextants, but I wasn’t aware of the cottage industry supplying the makers. DaveP

       
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