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    Re: TV show features A-7 bubble octant
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2011 Apr 9, 22:21 -0700
    They replayed that episode of Pawn Stars yesterday. The A-7 on the show is exactly like mine and the serial numbers are close. The data plates on both are the same except for the serial numbers. The one on the show is serial number 42-83 and mine is 42-308 so they were both made in 1942.  The guy on the show got $250 for his. I checked my records and I bought mine on E-bay in 2007 for $79 including shipping.

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    --- On Tue, 2/8/11, Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski---.com> wrote:

    From: Greg Rudzinski <gregrudzinski---.com>
    Subject: [NavList] TV show features A-7 bubble octant
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 12:22 PM

    An interesting odd history channel TV show called Pawn Stars recently featured the Bendix A-7 bubble octant. A seller was seen showing the bubble octant followed by a museum expert guy describing what it was reasonably well except for stating that aircraft navigators used the instrument to determine Longitude rather than a line of position. The Pawn Brokers were quite comical in their discussions of the bubble octant and how it worked. Ultimately the seller got what I think was a fair price of $200 for the A-7 which may or may not have been fully functional. The show is repeated every so often so keep your eyes open for the bubble octant episode on Pawn Stars this week.

    Greg Rudzinski
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