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    Re: Sextants and comics
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2008 Jul 17, 13:31 -0700

    In the gif file, Captain Haddock is indeed using a left handed
    sextant. The only ones I know of were made by Brandis in the late 20's
    and early 30's, as "aeronautical octants" before they became Pioneer
    and then Pioneer Bendix. The Capitaine's is much bigger than the 5
    inch Brandis, but I guess we should not be too literal...
    Bill Morris
    On Jul 17, 7:28�pm, "Espen S. Ore"  wrote:
    > Andres Ruiz skrev:
    > > Tinitin by Herg�, has a character: the Captain Haddock, who is a old
    > > seawolf.
    > > Let have a look to the pics of Haddock and a sextant.
    > The first image (CaptainHaddock.gif) is mirrored, I believe from one
    > used on the album covers. In this gif-file Haddock is suddenly using a
    > sextant for the left handed while in the French stamp he is using an
    > ordinary one for right handed people. (And Captain Haddock appears to be
    > right handed whenever his handedness is obvious in the albums.)
    > Espen ore
    > Holmestrand, Norway
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