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    Re: Shade needs to be glued back in on C+P sextant
    From: Peter Monta
    Date: 2021 Jun 5, 17:11 -0400
    Another option might be crystal cement used by watchmakers to secure glass crystals to their bezels.  Almost identical application.  Here's a link to one vendor:


    Actually I've used this very glue to attach a new shade to its mount on a Navy Mark 2 sextant some years back, so I can testify that it works.  Cleanup is fairly friendly---unlike epoxy, you can use a soft tool like a bamboo stick or a toothpick to peel away any excess along the edges, giving a clean and orderly join line.  (Try the toothpick to clean out the old glue as well.)

    Cheers,
    Peter

       
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