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    Re: Tamaya Venus MS-933
    From: UNK
    Date: 2004 Dec 21, 13:50 -0500

    On Monday, December 20, 2004 7:37 PM,
    Doug Royer asked:
    > Looking at Joel's on-line store I ran across something I've not
    > seen or been aware of untill now. I've never seen or heard mention
    > of the MS-933 model Tamaya Venus. Is it a "full" size or a "3/4"
    > size sextant? When were these model instruments manufactured?
    > It just suprised me because I thought I was current on all or most
    > of their post WWII model sextants. What a pleasant suprise.
    The Tamaya MS-933 "Venus" was built on a 7/8ths aluminum frame and was an
    attempt to make a lower-cost sextant for the yachting market. I can remember
    seeing them in the middle 1970's in catalogs and/or Robert E. White's in
    Boston, back when I was starting out in celestial.
    Celestaire used to carry them. Maybe Ken Gephart can shed some light on the
    production dates and other details, as I haven't saved any catalogs from
    that far back.
     -- Peter

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