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    Re: Tracking down a reference
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Aug 25, 19:37 +0100

    John, "Apache Runner", wrote
    
    "I'm trying to obtain some papers that dispute the common citations on the
    Viking "sun compass".
    
    In particular in the archives, Dr. Koberer cites an article by Eva Taylor
    and William May in Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol 7 (1954),
    78-81.     I can't find this article, and the Journal has an online table of
    contents.   I cannot find Eva Taylor in the archives, and 1954 corresponds
    to Volume 4, not Vol 7 (which corresponds to 1960, roughly).   Any help?"
    
    I think perhaps John is looking into the wrong Journal: the US journal
    "Navigation", rather than the British "Journal of Navigation", of the Royal
    Institute of Navigation, where he will find it.
    
    But to save him the trouble, I attach a copy of those pages. Please note, if
    making any further use of those pages, that they are copyright to the RIN,
    who are rather broadminded about such matters.
    
    If he has any further interest, he might like to know of an article about
    this device (if device it is, which I doubt) in the latest Bulletin (No 101)
    of the Scientific Instrument Society, pages 39 - 43, "The Viking Sun
    Compass", by Mike Cowham, who is clearly a devotee of the instrument theory.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    
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